Business

2017-19 budget: “This deal is getting worse all the time”

After getting over the initial shock of nearly 1,000 pages of spending, taxes and education policy being released and acted on without any measure of...Read More

Inslee veto reneges on negotiated tax agreement, betrays Washington workers, say House Republican leaders

Despite a negotiated agreement between Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a section of Senate Bill 5977, which would have...Read More

Release: State bank study funded in budget

A proviso that was included in the state operating budget and was proposed by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle, funds an interim task force to look...Read More

Budget stalemate puts state’s financial reputation at risk

It takes a lot of time and dedication to build a good reputation but it takes only one bad choice to destroy it in an...Read More

Rep. Terry Nealey statement on June 2017 state revenue forecast

The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the...Read More

New survey shows decreased support for ST3

Moore Information’s recent survey asked voters in the Sound Transit District how they would vote again if given the chance. When asked if they would...Read More

Fundraising totals, press going “fishing,” Mainstream Republicans

The purpose of the re-launched Wire is to build a platform for political and economic voices across the spectrum of Washington State’s economy.  We do...Read More

Leadership Washington’s third class graduates

The third class of the Association of Washington Business Institute’s Leadership Washington program graduated this week in Spokane. Leadership Washington is a nine-month developmental program...Read More

Association of Washington Business to host annual Spring Meeting May 8-9

Washington State University and the University of Washington medical school leaders will share the stage next week at the annual Spring Meeting of the Association...Read More

Schipper: A conversation with Carbon Washington Exec Director Kyle Murphy

Columnist Keith Schipper reviews last year's carbon tax initiative, this session's carbon tax bill from Sen. Palumbo, and the path forward for a carbon tax....Read More