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January 4, 2017

Skylar Olsen of Zillow to Keynote AWB Legislative Day

Skylar Olsen, senior economist for the Seattle-based real estate website Zillow, will deliver the keynote address at AWB’s 2017 Legislative Day &...
By: Stephanie Hemphill   Comments: 0
December 27, 2016

Governor proposes $4.4 billion tax increase amid healthy tax collections

Gov. Jay Inslee rolled out his 2017-19 budget in two parts this week - K-12 education and over state spending - both relying on his $4 billion-plus...
By: Eric Lohnes   Comments: 0
December 9, 2016

Rep. McMorris Rodgers considered to oversee nation's lands, natural resources

Eastern Washington's six-term Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers was considered by President-Elect Donald Trump to head the U.S. Depar...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
December 8, 2016

Employers step up to help address homelessness

A coalition of business leaders is heading up the fight against homelessness in the Seattle area by contributing millions to the third annual No Ch...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
December 7, 2016

AWB Holiday Kids' Tree lighting brings joy to kids, help to needy families

After a 10-second countdown Dec. 2, the 28th annual AWB Holiday Kids' Tree was finally lit.The ceremony took place while hundreds of kids and adult...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
December 6, 2016

AWB's Third D.C. Fly-in Brings Washington Employers to the Capitol

Two dozen AWB members are visiting with their members of Congress and other national leaders this week during the third-annual AWB D.C. fly-in. AWB...
By: Brian Mittge   Comments: 0
December 1, 2016

L&I raises workers' comp rates despite employer concerns

Workers' compensation tax rates are going up again in 2017, Labor and Industries officials announced this week.The average increase to employers is...
By: Bob Battles   Comments: 0
November 28, 2016

Federal court temporarily blocks new U.S. DOL overtime rule

Employers gearing up to implement the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule Dec. 1 received a temporary reprieve. A federal judge in Texas iss...
By: Bob Battles   Comments: 0
November 11, 2016

Washington employers support, celebrate veterans

Veterans Day is an important moment to stop and recognize the contributions and sacrifices of America's men and women in uniform. AWB...
By: Brian Mittge   Comments: 0
November 9, 2016

AWB post-election analysis: Could 2017 Legislature be a 49-49 spit?

The nation's attention has been fixed on the presidential race, but Tuesday's election will have major implicat...
By: Brian Mittge   Comments: 0

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