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‘Let the budget battle begin …’

As they head toward a projected adjournment in about a month, state legislators now have three widely divergent budget proposals to consider, following House Democrats's plan for new taxes and higher spending released today.

March 2017

GOP budget disappoints state workers

Legislative budget battles continued today with release of a two-year spending plan by Republicans that control the state senate. Absent were labor contracts negotiated by the governor and unions for most state employees.

March 2017

State revenue grows

State lawmakers will have a bit more 'pocket change' to use as they begin serious work to write a new two-year budget. The revenue forecast out today is up $247 billion for the current period and $303 million higher for next biennium.

March 2017

State AG will renew immigration fight

Washington state will continue its challenge to the new Presidential Executive Order on immigration, AG says.

March 2017

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
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