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Inslee reduces new spending in supplemental operating budget by $445 million

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the 2020 supplemental operating and capital budgets on Friday afternoon, vetoing $445 million in new spending. Since the Legislature approved the...Read More

Small employers are in crisis with half saying they’ll have to shut down in less than 2 months without help

The NFIB Research Center’s latest survey on the current impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on small business shows continued deterioration of the small business sector....Read More

Inslee and DFI urge assistance for homeowners unable to make mortgage payments

Gov. Jay Inslee and Charlie Clark, director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) announced yesterday that the state is exploring options for...Read More

Wire Insider: J. Norwell Coquillard

J. Norwell Coquillard is the Executive Director of the Washington State China Relations Council. Formerly, he was chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in...Read More

Unemployment insurance claims in Washington state nearing record high

The Department of Labor (DOL) released data yesterday showing that the percent change in unemployment insurance (UI) claims in Washington state has approached a record...Read More

Budget notes: the devil is in the detail

The budget is a big document that moves quickly at the end of session. Few have access to the totality of the 814-page document until...Read More

Senate and House agree on 2020 supplemental operating budget

Lawmakers in the House and Senate today unveiled a $1 billion, 2020 supplemental operating budget. At the center of the budget is a $160 million...Read More

How the operating budgets address Coronavirus

With the growing threat of coronavirus, or COVID-19, foremost on the minds of many, both the House and Senate supplemental operating budgets allotted amounts to...Read More

Senate debates amendments to supplemental operating budget

Several amendments were discussed in the Senate floor debate on Thursday regarding Senate Bill 6168, or the supplemental operating budget as proposed by the Senate...Read More

Transportation budget gets public hearing in Senate Transportation Committee

The Senate Transportation Committee conducted a public hearing on the chamber’s supplemental transportation budget on Wednesday, the third of three budgets the Senate rolled out...Read More