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This Wednesday: 'Become an Insider -- Navigating the Legislature Online & In-Person'



The decisions made by lawmakers affect your daily life, but how do you keep track of what’s happening in the Legislature? Trying to figure out what’s happening in the halls of Olympia is sometimes described as trying to take a sip out of a firehose.

AWB is here to help you learn how to understand what’s happening in the House, Senate and governor’s office through our “Becoming an Insider” webinar this Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cheri Randich of the Legislative Information Center will lead the class, which you can access from anywhere via the Internet.

Her class is an in-depth look on the “advanced features” of the Legislature available online to track and respond to legislation. Topics she’ll cover include how to:

  • Look up a bill (by bill number or topic)
  • Access intros and bill status lists
  • Use detailed legislative reports
  • Find old bills from previous sessions
  • Set up and use the website's bill tracking system
  • Use the advanced search engines to locate bills and laws
  • Set up and use the GovDelivery e-mail notification system for hearing times and agendas

To sign up for this useful and engaging webinar, contact AWB events coordinator Kelli Schueler at 360.943.1600 or register online.



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Focus on Sustainability

Boeing, Alaska Air lauded for leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

By Andrew McIntosh, The Puget Sound Business Journal.

Two of Puget Sound's biggest aerospace companies are working hard to cut emissions as part of the regional efforts to combat climate change, a new report says.

Boeing Co. and Alaska Air Group each adopted a series of small but important measures that can make a difference, according to a new Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce report.

Entitled "Bright Green in an Emerald City," the report lists dozens of examples of emission-reduction efforts at companies, a university and some non-profits.

Boeing and Alaska Airlines are praised for developing shorter, more precise routes for incoming aircraft traffic flying into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport... Every Sea-Tac flight using such approaches conserves an average of 87 gallons of fuel, and saves passengers nine minutes of flying, the Seattle Chamber's report said.

Greenhouse gas emissions reduced with each of these flights equals to what a small car would use, driving all the way from Seattle to Minneapolis, the report added.

Read the full story in The Puget Sound Business Journal
The Risks of I-732

Collaborate, don't regulate carbon

By AWB President Kris Johnson

Washington state employers are proven leaders and innovators in energy conservation, carbon reduction and environmental efforts.

The record proves this is already taking place without a carbon tax, but rather through innovation and collaboration.

Washington's population has increased 43 percent since 1990 and the economy has grown 260 percent, yet carbon emissions are down 18 percent, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

From small operations to large steel mills, companies have built sustainability and environmental stewardship into their operations, not as an afterthought.

Despite this solid environmental record, voters will be faced with a choice to raise the cost of energy -- the engine that keeps Washingtonians moving and warm -- through Initiative 732. It would put in place a carbon tax under the guise of doing what employers and residents are already doing -- lowering carbon emissions. But, it is not without risk to the economy, K-12 education and our low- and fixed-income neighbors...

Read the full op-ed in The Puget Sound Business Journal
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