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Economy

Eastern Washington heavily reliant on industries targeted by China’s tariffs

New Brookings Institution data shows that agricultural workers in the Northwest have reason to worry about China's new tariffs....Read More

Senators clash on property tax relief and Rainy Day funding

The Senate passed an amendment this afternoon to SB 6614, a bill related to school funding. The amendment changes the timeline for property tax relief...Read More

Vancouver Energy ends effort to build oil terminal along Columbia River

Vancouver Energy has announced it will be ending its four-year pursuit of building the largest oil train terminal in the nation along the Columbia River....Read More

Reactions to February’s revenue forecast increase

Today’s revenue forecast predicts substantial increases in the General Fund-State revenue for the 2017-2019 biennium and 2019-2021 biennium. The increases are $647 million and $671...Read More

Revenue forecast leaves no doubt – it is time for tax cuts

Today’s robust revenue forecast should leave no doubt it is time to table all talk of tax increases by lawmakers. Instead attention should turn to...Read More

Wire Insider: Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson is the Chairman of the Board for Overstock.com. He joins us as a “Wire Insider” to talk about the use of blockchain technology...Read More

Wire Insider: Wendy Hutchinson

Wendy Hutchinson is the Vice President of Public Affairs at Millennium Bulk. She joins us as a “Wire Insider” to talk about economic development in...Read More

Morning Wire: Slade Gorton, Steve Hobbs, Bruce Chandler

Thanks to the 250 folks that joined our first Re-Wire Policy Conference last week!  With 25 legislators with us – as well as some of...Read More

Nick Hanauer: Amazon should face anti-trust scrutiny

Nick Hanauer, co-founder and partner in venture capital firm, Second Avenue Partners joined us at the 2017 Re-wire Policy conference as our morning keynote speaker....Read More

Seattle Mayor calls income tax appeal a “long shot”

During a Facebook Live interview yesterday with the Seattle Times, new Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan was asked about the decisive ruling by King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl...Read More