Economy

Seattle residents’ thoughts on financial planning and wealth

A  survey released by Charles Schwab asked Seattle area residents about financial planning, management, and wealth. Overall, Seattle residents define wealth as having a lot of money...Read More

Legal Brief: Seattle income tax is “subterfuge”

In preparation for the Seattle income tax trial the “Opportunity for All Coalition” represented by former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, former Supreme Court Chief Justice...Read More

Strong Demand for Washington State Bonds

The Office of the State Treasurer sold $528.8 million in bonds on Tuesday, September 26th. The bonds were split into three sales: one sale of...Read More

Nealey, Republican lawmakers urge Attorney General to defend state law against local income taxes

Rep. Terry Nealey, ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee, and 35 other House Republican lawmakers, sent a letter to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson...Read More

Public policy, the will of the voters, and the Seattle Seahawks

“Across all demographics, the 12s are contagious. It’s for everybody.” In this quote, King County Council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles was reflecting on the role of...Read More

Washington keeps strong bond rating

State Treasurer Duane Davidson announced today that the three national debt rating agencies have reviewed Washington’s financial situation and have confirmed the existing ratings for...Read More

Rep. Taylor says new comprehensive study on Hirst shows rural economic devastation

The Building Industry Association of Washington released a comprehensive report detailing the potential economic impacts of the state Supreme Court’s flawed Hirst decision. Rep. David Taylor,...Read More

6 takeaways from North America’s first multi-story warehouse getting built in Seattle

The Georgetown Crossing project is a first-of-its kind project in North America.  The project, underway now in South Seattle, creates a three-story warehouse, a project...Read More

More lawsuits filed against Seattle’s illegal income tax

Three separate lawsuits have now been filed against Seattle’s illegal income tax. The first lawsuit was filed on July 14. Today two more lawsuits were filed, one by...Read More

Rep. Tarleton elected Pacific Northwest Economic Region Vice-President

State Representative Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard) was elected as a Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Vice President last week during PNWER’s 27th Annual Summit in Portland,...Read More

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