January 6, 2020
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NEW DATE: Legislative preview webinar on Jan. 13

AWB's 2020 legislative session preview has been moved to Monday, Jan. 13. AWB's Government Affairs team will discuss the upcoming legislative session on a free members-only webinar from 8-9:30 a.m. Learn more here, or reserve a spot by contacting Jacob Sodeman, AWB events coordinator, at JacobS@awb.org or 360.943.1600.

LAST DAY to save $50: Register now for AWB's HR & Employment Law webinar series

There are some big changes coming in 2020, including overtime exemption rules, the implementation of the Paid Family Medical Leave benefit, and more. Are you up-to-date on employment law? Sharpen your skills from the convenience of your home, office or on the go with AWB webinars. Register by today and save $50!

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Forward into Space Investment

Federal space push is an opportunity for Washington

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

The new federal Space Force received just $40 million in the $738 billion defense budget that Congress recently approved.

That amount is as comical as the name Space Force, which sounds like something from a low-budget sci-fi movie.

But that belies serious effort and spending the federal government is now devoting to space activities. Snickering aside, this should renew Washington state efforts to be sure its universities, workers and growing cluster of space companies play substantial roles in these national investments.

As the nation increases space investment, legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee should nurture and grow space research, development and manufacturing in Washington, building on its historical leadership in aerospace and software.

Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times