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‘Special’ session #2 starts today

Businesses within Washington state still don't know what new taxes or tax rates might face them over the next two years. Legislators in Olympia are beginning another 30 days effort to agree on a two-year budget and how to pay for it.

May 2017

Gig Harbor plan update fully certified

"Full certification" has been awarded to Gig Harbor's comprehensive plan update by the regional review authority.

May 2017

$51,900 fine for King Co. movers

State regulators today announced a penalty against one moving company operating throughout King County for drivers qualification and equipment violations.

May 2017

State $$ to Port of Chehalis

Washington's Department of Commerce has signed on as a funding partner for new development in planning by Lewis County economic development interests.

May 2017

More SBA accolades for banks

Financial institutions that serve small business customers received recognition from the federal government this month as part of the annual Small Business Week celebration.

May 2017

People on the Move

These company and government agency leaders have new positions or responsibilities.

May 2017

No government work for ‘wage cheats’

State and local government contracts are no longer available to any company that's been found guilty of wage theft, under a new law signed today at the state capital.

May 2017

Federal inspectors back at Western State

A survey team from the federal government has returned to Lakewood for a re-survey of operations and conditions at Western State Hospital. A visit last year resulted in a plan to make significant improvements or lose federal funding.

May 2017

What’s in a proper commercial lease?

As part of continuing efforts by City of Tacoma Economic Development staff, a commercial real estate broker will present at a Commercial Leasing Workshop next week.

April 2017

Special session opens, action still slow

State lawmakers appear to be mostly sitting around the Legislative Building in Olympia, unwilling so far to open real negotiation dialogue to arrive at a new two-year budget. The Special Session began today, but there's no apparent progress.

April 2017
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