January 30, 2017
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HB 1596: Mandatory reporting of high-priority chemicals

AWB will testify this week on House Bill 1596, which requires manufacturers of electronics to report the presence of high priority chemicals under the Children's Safe Products Act.

In this case, a reporting requirement would be a de facto ban, with no demonstrable health benefits. AWB opposes the bill.

Contact Mary Catherine McAleer, AWB government affairs director for environmental and water quality issues, to learn more.



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Kudos to Microsoft for bold public-policy goals for Washington state

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

Microsoft is taking its regional public service to a new level with the release of an ambitious legislative agenda for Washington state.

Under its president, Brad Smith, the company has increasingly advocated for education, transportation and economic development.

Recognizing that the entire state has unmet needs, the company is broadening its agenda beyond the Puget Sound area. Best of all, Microsoft is offering to help incubate and partly fund several new programs to get them launched.

The public benefits from such corporate citizens providing thoughtful and supportive engagement on critical policy issues.

Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times
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