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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

Washington State has nation’s fastest growing economy for 2nd year

Washington State GDP numbers come in at the top spot among US states for second year in a row....Read More

Morning Wire: filing week, I-940, artificial intelligence

Changes in Washington's mental health system and early highlights from filing week are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Sen. Ericksen says UTC’s carbon cost directive casts doubt on the commission’s credibility

Sen. Ericksen says UTC's recent directive will "artificially increase" utilities' cost calculations and drive up prices for Washington consumers....Read More

Six states join legal battle over development of Millennium Bulk coal terminals

Six states have filed a joint amicus brief in support of the Millennium Bulk coal terminal project in Longview....Read More

Senator Schoesler releases proposed legislation banning head taxes in Washington

Senator Schoesler put forth a proposed bill that would ban employee hours taxes, or “head taxes,” like the one currently up for debate in the...Read More

Morning Wire: Rep. Fitzgibbon, Senator Padden, Independent Candidates

The outlook for independent candidates and a list of 2018 primaries to watch are featured in this week's Morning Wire....Read More

Alaska Airlines breaks ground on new 128,000 square foot office building in SeaTac

Alaska Airlines celebrated the groundbreaking for a new 128,000 square foot corporate office building in SeaTac on Thursday morning. The new building, referred to as...Read More

Seattle Council member Bagshaw: “We’re going to need more time” to pass head tax

Council member says the vote on the business tax that sparked Amazon's pause on construction may need to be delayed...Read More

Next steps for vetoed tax transparency website

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on Inslee’s veto of a new tax transparency website from the 2018 supplemental budget....Read More