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February 16, 2018

AWB tells House committee, 'It's time to let all manufacturers win'

AWB President Kris Johnson called on lawmakers to lower the business and occupation (B&O) tax rate for all Washington manufacturers, not just t...
By: Jason Hagey   Comments: 0
February 15, 2018

Democratic leaders talk property and carbon taxes, state budgets with AWB (w/video)

Call it the tale of two taxes. Legislators will propose property tax relief for Washington property owners soo...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 14, 2018

Washington Manufacturing: A love story

Washington's manufacturing love affair goes back to shortly after Washington officially became a state. The manufacturing base's roots began with t...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
February 13, 2018

Fishing fleet bill is exactly what's needed for all manufacturers

Lawmakers voted 97-1 last week in favor of a bill aimed at helping Washington’s fishing and seafood processing industries stay competitive, provi...
By: Clay Hill   Comments: 0
February 8, 2018

State revenues are strong, but more tax bills are underway, Republican leaders say (w/video)

Washington’s tax collections continue to grow, and yet lawmakers continue to propose new tax bills that would hurt small businesses, Senate Minor...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
February 1, 2018

Governor's top policy advisers discuss carbon tax, rural economy at Lobby Lunch (w/video)

Despite the short, 60-day legislative session, the governor has some lofty policy goals.Three of his top staff, Charles Knutson, senior policy advi...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
January 30, 2018

Leading apprenticeship advocate to headline March 21 Workforce Summit

AWB President Kris Johnson shares a laugh with Matt Poischbeg, VP and general manager at Sea-Lect Plastics in Everett, during the A...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 25, 2018

Employers bring business voice to Capitol during 2018 Hill Climb

A record number of Washington employers met with state lawmakers Jan. 16 and delivered the message that certainty on regulations and taxes is the b...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
January 23, 2018

Manufacturing B&O tax relief back on the table

Manufacturing is the backbone of Washington state's economy. But, it could use some support. A pair of lawmakers have introduc...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
January 19, 2018

Climate policy debated in Olympia

Washington lawmakers offered differing views on climate policy Tuesday during a panel discussion at AWB’s’ Legislative Day. T...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0