February 26, 2018
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Supreme Court declines to hear DACA case, reducing pressure for immediate congressional action on 'Dreamers'

The Obama-era program called DACA, or Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, will remain in place for now after the U.S. Supreme Court declined today to make an immediate ruling on the program. The high court said an appeals court should hear the case first.

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U.S. Commerce Secretary pushes for working Ex-Im Bank board

Manufacturers in the United States are being held back by the lack of a functioning quorum in the board of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said last week during a meeting of Commerce's Trade Finance Advisory Committee.

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Capital Gains Tax
All Manufacturers Need Relief

Manufacturing jobs key to all of our communities

By AWB President Kris Johnson

The health of Washington state's manufacturing sector is a bellwether for the strength of our overall economy, and a key driver of economic opportunity for families in every city and small town across the state.

The sector is vital to the state. Manufacturing jobs support families with livable wages and benefits and they grow the local economy and tax base to ensure funding for critical services.

Along with all that positive news, is the reality is the sector needs some support.

Since 2000, Washington has lost more than 50,000 manufacturing jobs, the majority of which are not in the aerospace sector.

The good news is lawmakers are currently considering bills that would reinstate the uniform B&O tax relief. It's a move our members support as one way to jumpstart job creation in every part of the state...

Read the full guest column in The Olympian
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