Governor Inslee has submitted his proposed $70 billion operating budget for the biennium, which includes $2,265,000 to bolster Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Unit. The proposed budget would provide for 7.9 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions.
The governor’s proposal is the first step in the budget process which will be debated and voted on by the state Legislature over several months.
WR commends the governor for recognizing the essential and critical issues of public safety, retail theft, and ORC. We look forward to partnering with the AG’s team in the year ahead.