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Economy

Despite head tax repeal, Sens. Schoesler and O’Ban to continue moving forward with new tax legislation

Senators Schoesler and O’Ban say they will continue moving forward with the separate tax bills they have proposed in response to the tax....Read More

Schoesler says Republican senators will work to ensure Washington remains best place for aerospace

Senator Schoesler offered this response to the governor’s announcement that highlighted a study characterizing Washington as the best place to build airplanes...Read More

Gov. Inslee fields questions on head tax and ST3 lawsuit during aerospace press conference

Inslee answers questions on how Seattle's head tax and the ST3 lawsuit might impact Boeing's continued business in Washington....Read More

Washington called a “blockade” to international trade during Montana Energy Summit

During the 2018 Montana Energy Summit, Republican lawmakers and energy industry leaders called out Washington State as a barrier to international trade...Read More

Report: severe decline in new business creation following the Great Recession

Twenty U.S. counties alone generated half of the United States’ new business establishments in the 2010s....Read More

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 Palumbo confident Seattle head tax will be repealed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