February 14, 2020

State economist: Optimism, State Revenues Strong

Washington's economy is robust, with healthy tax collections, low unemployment and strong consumer and business confidence, according to an update...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 11, 2020

Grassroots Alliance Connects with Schrier

AWB's Grassroots Alliance members continue to connect with lawmakers who make the decisions that impact employers of all sizes....
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 7, 2020

Lawmakers Tackle Transportation Challenges

State lawmakers are working through a temporary fix for Washington's transportation network and eyeing a bigger solution for next year's session, S...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 31, 2020

Wilcox Encourages Young People to Consider Public Service

House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox kicked off Thursday's Lobby Lunch with strong encouragement for young people to consider a career in public se...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 30, 2020

AWB to State Leaders: Keep Washington Competitive

Thirteen of the state's top elected officials met with employers and business leaders Tuesday to engage in meaningful conversations about what it t...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 23, 2020

Governor's chief of staff kicks off Lobby Lunch series

Gov. Jay Inslee's chief of staff encouraged employers to communicate early and often with their office Thursday at AWB's first Lobby Lunch of the y...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 16, 2020

Diverse coalition of family firms, unions oppose low-carbon fuel standard (w/video)

A diverse coalition of trade unions, farmers, family businesses and builders joined AWB to oppose a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) Thursday in the...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 15, 2020

Low-Carbon Fuel Standard proposals would be costly and inefficient (w/video)

In his State of the State address, Gov. Jay Inslee called for a clean fuel standard, also known as a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS). A 2019 bill t...
By: Mike Ennis   Comments: 2
January 13, 2020

AWB kicks off 2020 session with a focus on statewide prosperity

AWB's government affairs team is already deeply engaged as the Legislature officially begins its 60-day "short" session today. Hearings on major le...
By: Brian Mittge   Comments: 0
December 31, 2019

Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Start Jan. 1

Heads up, Washington employers: The state of Washington has launched a new Paid Family and Medical Leave website. Employees who would like to take...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0

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