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A new report finds Metro Seattle continues to shine in tech employment. At the New Geography blog, Joel Kotkin and Michael Shires cite science fiction writer William Gibson's observation that the futu…Read more
The Spokesman-Review editorial lead says it well.With a potential shutdown of Washington government less than two weeks away, all is quiet on the budget front.It's like those old mysteries where someo…Read more
Stateline has mined economic data to report on changes in the economies of the 50 states and District of Columbia. Washington ranks 10th, the same ranking we had in 2013 and 2010. Follow the link to a…Read more
The Associated Press today reports that the ongoing budget deadlock has jeopardized the comprehensive transportation package that promised to be this legislature's signature accomplishment.House Democ…Read more
The politics of the minimum wage will likely be with us through the 2016 elections. In Washington, the state House passed a measure increasing the minimum to $12. After a hearing, the proposal died in…Read more
While not much is being said publicly, it appears that the budget groaning board remains heavily laden. Nearly everything is on the table as negotiators approach a June 30 deadline for passing the bie…Read more