November 3, 2014
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Minimum Wage Committee meeting Wednesday in Seattle

AWB's Minimum Wage Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the offices of Lane Powell in Seattle. Photo ID is required to check in on the 42nd floor. Contact Bob Battles to learn more, or contact Connie Grande for information on participating by phone.

Education & Workforce Training Committee to meet Nov. 14

The AWB Education & Workforce Training Committee will meet Friday, Nov. 14, from 1- 3 p.m. at AWB. The group will continue developing a new foundation for the next biennium and will review a revised draft of legislative objectives. Contact Sheri Nelson for information or Connie Grande for call-in options.

Mark your calendars: Legislative health care leaders will speak Dec. 4 to AWB Health Care Committee

Rep. Eileen Cody, D-West Seattle, chair of the House Health Care & Wellness Committee, and ranking minority member Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, will speak to the AWB Health Care Committee from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at AWB. Contact Sheri Nelson for more information.

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Debate climate policies without undue influence from people like Tom Steyer

By Sam Reed, former Washington secretary of state

Some might wonder why there is such a fuss about Tom Steyer, the San Francisco hedge-fund billionaire who has spent $1.4 million this election season in an attempt to change control of the Washington state Senate. This isn't the first time we’ve seen out-of-state interests spending heavily to influence the outcome of elections in this state.

But what's at stake is more than just an election. Steyer's spending calls attention to a thorough political effort to promote climate-change policies in this state, which, if not implemented wisely, have the potential to wreak havoc on the Washington economy.

These policies could have a devastating impact on every citizen of Washington, in the form of higher fuel prices, higher electricity rates, job loss and other effects..
Click here for the full editorial by Sam Reed in The Seattle Times
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