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Office of Attorney General

Article III, State Constitution; RCW 19.86, 43.10

The Attorney General's Office (AGO) provides legal advice and representation in administrative and court proceedings for the state and its officials. The AGO protects consumers and businesses from unfair and deceptive business practices and unfair methods of competition. The AGO assists counties in prosecuting criminal and sexually violent predator cases.

Agency Mission

As an independent constitutional office and legal counsel to state government, we serve the citizens of Washington with the highest standards of excellence, ethics, and effectiveness.
Request 356,856,000
Net change from current biennium (2,355,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (0.7%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
20,133,000 2,332,000 General Fund - Federal 9,175,817 17,801,000 18,179,000
1,730,000 1,730,000 Federal Seizure Account - Federal
330,000 Local Government Archives Account - Private/Local 330,000 642,000
32,036,000 General Fund - State 15,152,927 32,036,000 31,957,000
4,228,000 Public Service Revolving Account - State 2,487,568 4,228,000 4,116,000
1,693,000 New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Acct - State 989,901 1,693,000 1,719,000
5,584,000 Medicaid Fraud Penalty Account - State 2,944,801 5,584,000 5,600,000
500,000 Child Rescue Fund - State 500,000 80,000
291,952,000 Legal Services Revolving Account - State 241,190,266 291,952,000 281,402,000
356,000 Local Government Archives Account - State 472,313 356,000 348,000
1,602,000 1,602,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 1,606,000
273,000 Tobacco Prevention/Control Account - State 273,000 273,000 274,000
360,417,000 5,664,000 Total Appropriated Funds 274,292,593 354,753,000 344,317,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(1,064,000) Man/Mobile Home Dispute Resolution - Nonappropriated 923,226 1,064,000 1,165,000
(248,000) Foreclosure Fairness Account - Nonappropriated 219,189 248,000 235,000
(3,146,000) Anti-Trust Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 7,986,668 3,146,000 11,139,000
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 33,780,908
(4,458,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 42,909,991 4,458,000 12,539,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 172,955,213 177,455,077 69,439,708 177,925,000 178,931,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
39,215,695 14.1% (70,307,800) (22.2%) 109,961,215 44.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,343.9 1,396.2 1,360.1 1,298.6 1,281.9