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Economy

“Fix Our Tax Code Plan” has public hearing

A substitute Senate bill that would make changes to Washington’s tax code, including the introduction of a tax on capital gains, had a public hearing...Read More

Update features stronger-than-expected revenue growth

Based on the strong revenue numbers, the Council revised its revenue forecast upward by $307 million for the 2017-19 biennium and $554 million for the...Read More

Sports betting: Would it hurt or help Washington’s horse-racing industry?

When the U.S. Supreme Court held the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional in May 2018, it left the decision whether or not...Read More

Greater Seattle Partners to seek IPZ designation, more eyes on Washington AI

In his presentation to the House Technology & Economic Development committee on Tuesday, Dr. Joseph Williams shared that there are currently “179 startup companies operated...Read More

This new rule is the biggest change in state labor law since the $15 minimum wage

In what has the potential to be the most significant change in labor law since the advent of the $15 minimum wage, the Washington State...Read More

Poverty rates hold steady, average incomes continue to increase in Seattle area and Washington state

The share of Washingtonians living below the federal poverty threshold declined slightly from 11.3 percent to 11 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to new...Read More

Governor names four new appointees to Council of Economic Advisors

Governor Jay Inslee announced UW Professor Justice Marlowe, researcher Desmond O’Rourke, former Starbucks and Seattle City Light economist Nina Sidneva, and Matthew Gardner the chief...Read More

Second quarter Economic Review shows strong growth, vulnerability to new tariffs

With almost all of those products and industries facing new tariffs, the overall effect on the Washington economy could be serious. Overall, however, the report...Read More

Second quarter Economic and Revenue Forecast shows continued strength

The Washington Economic and Revenue Council released its August Economic and Revenue Update on Thursday. Overall economic and revenue results are solid with strong employment...Read More

US Senators sponsor bill to “clear the way” for Millennium Bulk Terminal

Four Republican US Senators have filed a bill to “clear the way for construction of the Millennium Bulk Terminal” project in Longview, Washington. Senators Steve Daines...Read More