Economy

Public policy, the will of the voters, and the Seattle Seahawks

“Across all demographics, the 12s are contagious. It’s for everybody.” In this quote, King County Council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles was reflecting on the role of...Read More

Washington keeps strong bond rating

State Treasurer Duane Davidson announced today that the three national debt rating agencies have reviewed Washington’s financial situation and have confirmed the existing ratings for...Read More

Rep. Taylor says new comprehensive study on Hirst shows rural economic devastation

The Building Industry Association of Washington released a comprehensive report detailing the potential economic impacts of the state Supreme Court’s flawed Hirst decision. Rep. David Taylor,...Read More

6 takeaways from North America’s first multi-story warehouse getting built in Seattle

The Georgetown Crossing project is a first-of-its kind project in North America.  The project, underway now in South Seattle, creates a three-story warehouse, a project...Read More

More lawsuits filed against Seattle’s illegal income tax

Three separate lawsuits have now been filed against Seattle’s illegal income tax. The first lawsuit was filed on July 14. Today two more lawsuits were filed, one by...Read More

Rep. Tarleton elected Pacific Northwest Economic Region Vice-President

State Representative Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard) was elected as a Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Vice President last week during PNWER’s 27th Annual Summit in Portland,...Read More

Restored ferry route brings relief to San Juan Islands

After two weeks of delays, the Anacortes-San Juan Islands ferry route was restored to full service this past Saturday. The Yakima’s generator failed on July...Read More

Capital budget, Ryan Calkins, #dadhacks

With luck, today will be the last day of the 2017 legislative session, giving us a whopping 12 days before the August primary.  We’ve got...Read More

Council approves city income tax on high earners

Council unanimously approved legislation today creating a city income tax on high-income households to move Seattle toward a fairer, more progressive tax system. The legislation (Council Bill...Read More

Budget stalemate puts state’s financial reputation at risk

It takes a lot of time and dedication to build a good reputation but it takes only one bad choice to destroy it in an...Read More

2017 Re-Wire Policy Conference