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February 21, 2019

State superintendent works to reform public schools

Washington’s top schools official is working hard to rewrite the rules of public education so more kids can graduate with workforce-ready skills...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 14, 2019

Independent salon owners, stylists lauded for speaking up

The salon owners and independent stylists who recently spoke out against big changes to independent contractor law received praise from Republican...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 7, 2019

Mental health, housing among big challenges for Legislature, Democratic leaders say

Mental health, which includes the opioid crisis. Housing affordability and homelessness. Funding for students with special needs. And the extinctio...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 6, 2019

Employers share concerns over predictive scheduling bill

Small business owners and restaurant workers spoke out Tuesday against a new bill that would require many companies to give workers their schedules...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 1, 2019

Rural jobs bill would bring new investment to small towns

AWB and Washington employers are working together to bring new dollars and energy to rural communities with an innovative bill that aims to encoura...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 31, 2019

Governor's policy and budget leaders speak at 2019's first Lobby Lunch

The 2019 legislative session is off to a fast start, and part of the reason lies in Gov. Jay Inslee’s ambitious policy agenda. Two members of...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 31, 2019

New format and location for Hill Climb help employers 'be heard' in Olympia

Washington employers converged on the Capitol in Olympia Tuesday to tell their story directly to state lawmakers at AWB’s 2019 Legislative Day an...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 30, 2019

Manufacturers urge lawmakers to level the playing field

Family companies, AWB and two Washington lawmakers testified Wednesday in favor of a bill that would level the playing field for small and medium-s...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 23, 2019

Family business owners speak out against state capital gains tax in new AWB video series

Eric Fritch of Fritch Mill says a new state capital gains tax would discourage investment in Washington. (Photo: Brian Temple/AWB)...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 16, 2019

Chapman, Maycumber introduce B&O tax relief for manufacturers

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers introduced a bill this week aimed at boosting Washington’s manufacturing sector. House Bill 1249,...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0

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