Archive of: State

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NFIB seeks to kill I-1433 ‘sick leave’

Small business representatives, retailers and some farm industry organizations are challenging the state mandate for all employers to pay sick leave starting Jan. 1, 2018.

February 2017

New state GDP estimate released

The government's statistics prove what you see on local streets: the South Sound and Washington state economy continue to grow.

January 2017

State senator headed to Trump team

GOP leadership in the state Senate seems assured, even after today's resignation by Sen. Brian Dansel to take a new position with the federal Department of Agriculture.

January 2017

State tax collections above target

With the state's economy continuing to be strong, tax collections sent to Olympia are trending above their projected rates, according to a report today in the capital.

January 2017

Dozen years enough for UTC commissioner

One-third of the leadership for state supervision of private utilities and firms engaged in transportation will be replaced early this year.

January 2017

Personal income trend in Q3

Measuring yearly gains in Personal Income for Washingtonians brings encouraging results, according to federal statistics released today.

December 2016

WA biz climate report card slips

Washington's business climate isn't a lot worse now than it was a year ago, but other states are doing more to improve their situation, so the leading state in the region is slipping in comparison to the other 49 in the nation.

December 2016

State clarifies minimum wage rising in 2017

Washington state's wage-hour enforcement agency today reiterated that all adult workers must receive at least $11 per hour beginning January 1st. Mandatory sick leave does not take effect until the following year.

December 2016

More driving, congestion reported

The strong new jobs marketplace is attracting more residents -- and drivers -- to Washington's freeways and state highways. Passenger miles traveled and congestion delays are both up in the final 2015 report from WSDOT.

November 2016

State adds 10,600 jobs in October

Another 10,600 new jobs were added to Washington’s economy in October, while the state’s jobless rate fell 0.2 points to 5.4 percent.

November 2016
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