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Senate gridlock dims small biz spirits

Small employers discouraged by lack of progress in Congress on revisions to Obamacare and tax laws, updated index shows.

July 2017

Some chambers OK family leave law

Local business representatives are expressing approval of a new state law mandating paid family leave for most employees in Washington.

July 2017

Legislators ‘celebrate’ budget resolutions

Apparently proving the doubters wrong, state legislators are today putting final passage to a new Washington two-year budget, that adds significant new spending to 'basic education,' while bringing modest new tax revenues.

June 2017

PUD earns 38th consecutive ‘clean’ audit

Customers of Mason PUD 3 can be assured that their utility payments and taxes are being spent appropriately, say state auditors who completed a recent review.

June 2017

Feds make next ST loan advance

The next $88-million in federal loans for light rail projects by Sound Transit has been completed, as the agency builds out the commuter passenger service to Bellevue-Redmond.

June 2017

State employees will rally tomorrow

State government agency employees will be making public displays of their positions on the possible budget impasse at several demonstrations tomorrow.

June 2017

Legislature Special Session III called

Washington state agencies are just nine days out from a government shut-down, so the governor this afternoon called for a third special Legislative session starting tomorrow to find a budget plan.

June 2017

Clean energy $$ to Auburn company

State funds invested in clean energy projects will aid a South Sound company to prove the concept for wide-ranging food waste recycling on Vashon Island.

June 2017

Interim leader for state HCA

Another state executive agency will see an interim director starting next month, as the governor's team conducts a search for the next leader of the Health care Authority.

June 2017

State revenue forecast updated

A modest improvement in forecasted state tax revenues announced today will not itself be enough to resolve budgetary differences in the state capital, even as the clocks runs down of the current legislative special session.

June 2017
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