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Economy

New poll finds majority of likely Washington voters support guaranteed overtime pay policy

A new poll from Patinkin Research Strategies shows a majority of likely November 2020 Washington voters support a guaranteed overtime pay policy. The poll, which...Read More

Report: Seattle ranked 12th best “global startup ecosystem”

Startup Genome, an organization that aims to support startup success, recently released its 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report. The report ranks the best startup ecosystems...Read More

Why the next recession may start July 1

Get ready: the next recession could start July 1. Now, let’s be honest: Of course, I don’t know if that’s true now. I can’t foresee...Read More

A look at the impact of tariffs in Washington

What does the ongoing trade war mean for Washington, a state where China is the leading exporter and importer?...Read More

“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