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A pair of Seattle City Councilmembers have introduced a rent control resolution. Currently, state law preempts local governments from imposing rent controls, but the idea has gained some local support…Read more
A national coalition of major employers endorses Congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority. The coalition, which includes the Washington Roundtable, urges swift action.Business organizations…Read more
As most people expected, the state Supreme Court agreed to wait until lawmakers complete their work before they evaluate it. The order makes clear that the justices expect progress and will demand acc…Read more
UPDATE The Associated Press says that reports of a budget deal were premature. Weekend reports confirm that budget negotiators have agreed on the spending level for the state's 2015-2017 biennial budg…Read more
Tacoma voters will have at least on minimum wage proposal on the November ballot. The News Tribune reports, Pierce County auditor’s staff verified that petitions submitted by the 15 Now Tacoma group c…Read more
The Seattle-based Technology Alliance just released Benchmarking Washington's Innovation Economy. The report compares Washington with 11 other states on key measures of research capacity, entrepreneur…Read more