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Second quarter Economic Review shows strong growth, vulnerability to new tariffs

With almost all of those products and industries facing new tariffs, the overall effect on the Washington economy could be serious. Overall, however, the report...Read More

What could Democrats do with a two-thirds legislative majority?

As state primary results have solidified, Democrats are looking strong as we roll forward to November. The Dems could pick up between 13 and 19...Read More

Second quarter Economic and Revenue Forecast shows continued strength

The Washington Economic and Revenue Council released its August Economic and Revenue Update on Thursday. Overall economic and revenue results are solid with strong employment...Read More

US Senators sponsor bill to “clear the way” for Millennium Bulk Terminal

Four Republican US Senators have filed a bill to “clear the way for construction of the Millennium Bulk Terminal” project in Longview, Washington. Senators Steve Daines...Read More

Paid Family Medical Leave Act rulemaking solicits feedback from small businesses

The first phase of rulemaking for the program ended in May 2018 and covered Collective bargaining agreements, premium liability, and voluntary plans. Details about phase...Read More

Washington lawmakers weigh in on Trump’s $12 billion farm aid

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to provide $12 billion in emergency aid to help farmers impacted by President Trump’s agricultural...Read More

The human capital costs of the Janus ruling

One of the most important impacts of Janus might be lost to outside observers. Without intentional leadership to recruit, retain, and organize younger workers in...Read More

AG Ferguson announces fast-food chains will end restrictions on low-wage workers nationwide

To avoid a lawsuit, seven corporations will remove “no-poach provisions” from their franchise agreements....Read More

Q&A with Sen. Mark Schoesler on Janus, mental health, and the 2019 legislative session

Senator Mark Schoesler is the Minority Leader of the Washington State Senate and a member of both the Senate Ways & Means and Rules Committees....Read More

Montana Attorney General: coal producing states “held hostage” by politicians in Washington State

At the end of May, during a panel at the 2018 Montana Energy Summit, energy industry leaders and Republican lawmakers called out Washington State as...Read More