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WA house flippers required to use pro electricians

Property flippers are required to use certified electricians when doing wiring improvements to homes or commercial buildings which they sell within a year of purchase,...Read More

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LCB to discuss to-go alcohol rules

The Liquor and Cannabis Board will be hosting an online listening session on Aug. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. to gather public comment on...Read More

WA manufacturing, tech made gains before pandemic

The Association of Washington Business presented the findings of a report on manufacturing and tech to the Washington state Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs...Read More

Seattle Rescue Plan unanimously passes Seattle City Council vote

The Seattle Rescue Plan (SRP) also known as CB 120093 and CB 120094 unanimously passed a final vote on Monday. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle...Read More

Record wages and workforce shortages: Where Washington employment sits less than two weeks before re-opening.

Washington’s Employment Security Department (ESD) said on Tuesday that the average annual wage in Washington was $76,741 in 2020 — the highest ever. The 10.1...Read More

Is a guaranteed basic income headed to King County?

On Thursday, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove proposed a study of a King County Basic Income Program to analyze the benefits of a guaranteed monthly...Read More

Strong budgeting practices will help governments manage coronavirus state and local fiscal recovery funds

Washington’s state and local governments will receive $7.120 billion from the coronavirus state and local fiscal recovery funds (part of the American Rescue Plan Act). (Posts on...Read More

Treasury Department releases guidelines to state and local governments for how they can use COVID-19 relief funds

The US Treasury Department released guidelines today to state and local governments for how they can use funds provided by the American Rescue Plan Act...Read More

Washington State ranks 26th for federal COVID relief

Washington State ranks 26th in the country for the amount of federal COVID aid it has received through April 15, 2021, according to the latest...Read More

Legislature passes 2021-23 operating budget, making use of state revenue and COVID relief funds

On the last day of the legislative session, Washington legislators passed their 2021-2023 operating budget, appropriating $10.6 billion in COVID-19 federal stimulus funds and $59...Read More