November 6, 2017
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Webinar this week: Learn how to navigate the Legislature online



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 "Navigating leg.wa.gov & Bill Tracking" webinar this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.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 at 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

For questions or more information, contact AWB events coordinator Kelli Schueler at 360.943.1600.



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Manufacturing Week Tour


Manufacturing is huge in Washington. Let's celebrate -- and invest in it

By Kate Lampson and Kris Johnson

Manufacturing has a long history in Washington and it has a great story to tell: In Benton County, careers in manufacturing pay an average annual wage of $55,701, $50,575 in Walla Walla County and almost $41,000 in Franklin County. Not bad for jobs that often require no more than a trade certificate or a two-year degree. It also has a multiplier of three -- for every one job created in manufacturing, another three jobs are created elsewhere.

That's a good return on investment, but the sector faces some headwinds.

As manufacturing comes on a national resurgence, Washington's sector has lost about 48,000 jobs since 2000 -- the vast majority of which are non-aerospace jobs.

Clearly, more can be done to support good-paying manufacturing jobs here and across the state.

Read the full column in The Tri-City Herald
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