It’s official: Ballard’s brewers are our new manufacturer entrepreneurs. Just visit these modern manufacturing wonders. I took a tour of Hilliard’s last February to learn about the industry taking off in the Ballard-Interbay Manufacturing Industrial Center (BINMIC). This is serious … Continue reading
Small businesses will now get help equipping employees with the skills they need to do their jobs better, thanks to a bill by Rep. Drew Hansen of Bainbridge Island that was signed into law by Gov. Inslee today. Hansen’s House … Continue reading
Top 10 Reasons the Senate Budget is bad for Kids, Middle Class Families and Our Future 15 NEW tax loopholes; zero eliminated – The Senate plans to add 15 new tax breaks while not eliminating even one existing corporate giveaway.
“Library Square” project in Vancouver can move forward with Wylie’s bill. The House of Representatives approved a measure (HB 1306) today to extend the expiration date of the Local Infrastructure Financing Tool Program (LIFT) from June 30, 2039 to June … Continue reading
Friends and neighbors, Today begins the fourth week in Olympia as your legislator from the 36th District! First there was the swearing-in ceremony on January 14th. Then we went right to work in our committees. I’m serving on Higher Education, … Continue reading
First-term legislator Cyrus Habib, who was sworn in Monday with other House members, will help direct state efforts to boost prosperity in the 21st century as vice chair of the House Technology and Economic Development Committee. “We must encourage and … Continue reading
Rep. Cindy Ryu returns to the House of Representative to serve her second term, but this time with more responsibilities on her plate. Earlier this week, Ryu’s peers elected her as vice chair of the Business and Financial Services Committee, … Continue reading
Rep. Sherry Appleton (D-Poulsbo), vice chair of the House State Government & Tribal Affairs Committee during the 2011-12 legislative session, has been tapped to retain that position in its successor committee, Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs. Democrats, who hold … Continue reading
Rep. Jeff Morris of Mount Vernon will play a key role in efforts to boost prosperity in Washington in the 21st century as chair of the newly formed House Technology and Economic Development Committee. Morris is a longtime leader in the … Continue reading
It’s a jungle in here. Yes, it’s a terribly competitive economic jungle here in the Pacific Northwest. What with Washington being one of the most trade-dependent states in the nation, that is, and with the Port of Vancouver day after … Continue reading
In this edition of the Washington White Board, Larry discusses the important connection between higher education and unemployment. Investing in education is critical to getting our economy moving forward.
Speaker Chopp addresses the House Floor on issues such as job creation, education funding, and marriage equality on the opening day of the 2012 segislative session.
OLYMPIA – As the economy begins to rebound from the worldwide recession, Washington state remains well-positioned to help lead the nation’s recovery. In fact, Washington’s tax system is particularly favorable to small business and entrepreneurs, according to the Small Business … Continue reading
OLYMPIA — Legislation to eliminate unnecessary training for military veterans who seek civilian employment passed the Senate today on a 46-0 vote. Sponsored in the House by Rep. Christine Rolfes and in the Senate by Sen. Derek Kilmer, the legislation … Continue reading
Kagi drops legislation in light of agreement OLYMPIA — Officials from Snohomish County and the City of Shoreline reached an agreement this week on addressing the impact of development at Point Wells on local infrastructure. Sen. Craig Pridemore, chair of … Continue reading
Statement from Rep. Kevin Van De Wege on selection of the North Olympic Peninsula IPZ for state grantJanuary 26, 2011 - waldrefj
“Yesterday, the state’s Department of Commerce announced five grants it is awarding to Innovation Partnership Zones (IPZs) across the Washington. I was very happy to hear that one of the five grant recipients is the North Olympic Peninsula IPZ, which … Continue reading