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Economy

O’Ban proposes new legislation to create ‘head tax’ credits in rural counties

In a shot against Seattle's head tax, Sen. O'Ban announced future legislation to provide "head tax credits" for jobs in rural counties....Read More

Sen. Palumbo confident Seattle head tax will be repealed

Sen. Palumbo discusses the referendum campaign and legislative options to overturn the Seattle head tax while at the Washington Policy Center Solutions Summit....Read More

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $2.25 million in five counties

CERB approved $2.25 million in loans and grants for public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation...Read More

Report: Washington leads nation in energy efficiency jobs

The latest U.S. Energy and Employment report shows Washington State leading the country in energy efficiency jobs. According to the report, these energy jobs in...Read More

How economic anxiety underpins the opposition to Amazon in Seattle

The recent discussion on the “head tax” in Seattle opened up cultural fault lines in a region that is changing as rapidly as any in...Read More

Washington State has nation’s fastest growing economy for 2nd year

Washington State GDP numbers come in at the top spot among US states for second year in a row....Read More

Morning Wire: filing week, I-940, artificial intelligence

Changes in Washington's mental health system and early highlights from filing week are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Sen. Ericksen says UTC’s carbon cost directive casts doubt on the commission’s credibility

Sen. Ericksen says UTC's recent directive will "artificially increase" utilities' cost calculations and drive up prices for Washington consumers....Read More

Six states join legal battle over development of Millennium Bulk coal terminals

Six states have filed a joint amicus brief in support of the Millennium Bulk coal terminal project in Longview....Read More

Alaska Airlines breaks ground on new 128,000 square foot office building in SeaTac

Alaska Airlines celebrated the groundbreaking for a new 128,000 square foot corporate office building in SeaTac on Thursday morning. The new building, referred to as...Read More