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Open Letter to Senator Maria Cantwell from The Washington State Debate Coalition

Dear Senator Cantwell:

We know that you agree Washington residents deserve highly promoted, visible and accessible candidate debates that are broadcast to voters across the state. That’s why we are especially disappointed in your campaign’s decision not to participate in the two public debates organized by the Washington State Debate Coalition.

We hope you will reconsider.

Publisher’s Note:  Why is Senator Cantwell hiding?  Could it be that she is embarrassed about the way that her party has been acting?  Does she condone and stand for the violence, harassment and smear campaigns that her fellow Democrats apparently think are ok? Continue Reading

Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council

Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council

Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council. The City Council has agreed to study expanding operations at the temporary men’s shelter at Lincoln Center to year-round. The center is located at 116th St NE. Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council Currently, the emergency shelter, which… Continue Reading

AIADA Responds to U.S.-EU Trade Announcement

AIADA Responds to U.S.-EU Trade Announcement on July 25, 2018 that the U.S. and the European Union reached an agreement to avoid the further escalation of trade tensions. President Donald Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his top trade official Cecilia Malmström at the White House to address the trade issue, including automotive… Continue Reading

The State of the Union? Uncompetitive

Tonight’s State of The Union Speech a Great Opportunity for President Donald Trump By Robert D. Atkinson In the decades following World War II, the U.S. economy was by almost any measure the world’s most competitive. It boasted the highest manufacturing output, the highest productivity, a huge trade surplus — and, consequently, the highest living… Continue Reading

AWB to Host 2018 Legislative Day and Hill Climb

AWB to Host 2018 Legislative Day and Hill Climb

Employers, employees and lawmakers to discuss climate policy, workforce, economy and keeping Washington competitive OLYMPIA — Washington employers, lawmakers and economists will discuss manufacturing, climate policy and keeping Washington competitive at the Association of Washington Business 2018 Legislative Day and Hill Climb. AWB’s one-day conference is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Hotel RL Olympia.… Continue Reading

Tax Reform Leading to Positive Changes at Washington Federal

Washington Federal, Inc. today announced with the signing of tax reform legislation, the Bank will accelerate strategic investments in its employees, client service capabilities and community development funding. Specifically, effective when the bill becomes law all Washington Federal employees in good standing and earning less than $100,000 per year will receive a 5% increase on… Continue Reading

Tax Reform Already Paying Off for More Than 200,000 AT&T Employees in US

Today, Congress approved legislation representing the first comprehensive tax reform in a generation. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days. Once tax reform is signed into law, AT&T plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018 and pay a special $1,000 bonus to more than 200,000… Continue Reading

Puget Sound to Get EPA Funding for Protection, Conservation & Recovery

The Northwest office of the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced today through its National Estuary Program it is providing $25.2 million in grant funds to state, local and tribal Puget Sound recovery and conservation efforts. “A healthy Puget Sound is vital to the environmental and economic health of Washington state,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.… Continue Reading

FreedomWorks Urges House and Senate to Keep the Momentum

FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye released the following statement after the Senate passed its version of tax reform: “Congress is one step closer to sending a pro-growth tax reform bill to the president’s desk. We know that there is a lot on the legislative agenda but urge the House and Senate to work… Continue Reading

Tampon Taxes: Do Feminine Hygiene Products Deserve a Sales Tax Exemption?

State lawmakers in the past couple of years have debated whether to exempt feminine hygiene products from the sales tax. However, despite the “tampon tax” moniker, a new report by Tax Foundation Economist Nicole Kaeding explains that there is no punitive tax on tampons. Exempting these products from the sales tax base will simply continue the… Continue Reading