by Mikael Thalen, Activist Post:
The Washington State Farm Bureau just convened its 93rd annual convention.
Started in 1920, The WSFB is a voluntary, grassroots advocacy organization representing the social and economic interests of local farm and ranch families.
Every year the WSFB’s volunteer leaders from across the state get together to discuss issues and adopt new policy. The WSFB is unique in that its members, delegates from each of the 25 county Farm Bureaus, [...]
September 30, 2012
More and more drivers are inviting their insurance companies to ride along and monitor their driving.
The idea behind so-called “pay as you drive” or “usage-based” insurance is simple enough. As State Farm puts it: “Safer drivers should pay less for auto insurance.”
[...] But privacy advocates worry that the new forms of insurance discounts – especially policies that employ GPS data — create the potential for corporations to [...]
The following story serves as a lesson in common sense for corporations everywhere: don’t cover up how much money you donate to judicial candidates.
This is especially true if the judicial candidate you donated money to ends up voting in your favor in a billion-dollar case.
State Farm Insurance is learning this lesson the hard way.
State Farm allegedly gave campaign donations to Judge Lloyd Karmeier during one of the nation’s most expensive [...]
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state organic farm has been fined $1 million for firing, then rehiring illegal immigrants following a federal audit.
U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez leveled the fine recommended by federal prosecutors against Duvall-based HerbCo International Inc. on Tuesday in a Seattle federal court.
Three company officials, including CEO Ted Andrews, also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/a-washington-farm-has-been-fined-1-million-for-rehiring-illegal-immigrants-it-had-fired-and-asking-them-to-work-nights-2012-5#ixzz1tfbqjNLS