The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue forecast has been increased by $304...
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The following is from AFT Washington: (Nov. 20, 2017) — Two months after Hurricane Maria devastated their island, a million Puerto Ricans still have no safe drinking water. People are resorting to collecting water in contaminated waterways or from...
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(Nov. 20, 2016) — As you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check this list of union-made in America food items that are essential to a traditional family feast, courtesy of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource...
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(Nov. 20, 2017) — Since 1975, the Puget Sound Labor Agency and its volunteers have been building wheelchair ramps for disabled citizens who can’t afford to install them and providing a union member emergency assistance program in partnership with union...
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In anticipation of Cyber Monday, OpenVPN created a report outlining state-by-state risks of cybercrime victimization. The analysis used information from the FBI and the Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) to determine which states, and which demographics...
11/17/2017
Corporations, wealthy get 80% of tax cuts; millions of Americans would pay more   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 17, 2017) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve the House Republicans’ tax plan, 227-205. All four Republicans from...
11/17/2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017   LOCAL   ► From the AFL-CIO — Labor puts working people in charge — The three union member candidates who addressed the 2017 AFL-CIO Convention won their elections! This came shortly after the adoption of Resolution...
11/16/2017
SEATTLE (Nov. 16, 2017) — Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, announced today that April Sims has been appointed to serve as WSLC Political and Strategic Campaign Director. She will replace Teresa Mosqueda, who is...
11/16/2017
Ending Temporary Protected Status will rip American families apart, union says   The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: ISSAQUAH (Nov. 16, 2017) — On Oct. 26, UNITE HERE Local 8 members visited the District Office of Congressman Dave Reichert (R-8th)...
11/16/2017
The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state will not meet its constitutional requirement for fully funding basic education by the September 1, 2018 deadline the state had previously imposed. As a result, the Supreme Court will continue...
11/15/2017
On Tuesday, Agnes Kirk and Alex Alben discussed cybersecurity and the rising threat of data breaches and cyberattacks during the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee meeting. Agnes Kirk is the Chief Information Security Officer at the...
11/15/2017
State Representative Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) was honored this past weekend for work supporting veterans and their families in her role as a state lawmaker. The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and the Governor’s Veterans Advisory...
11/15/2017
We released our Detailed Agenda yesterday ahead of our 2017 Re-Wire Policy Conference.  If you haven’t checked it out, take a look.  The conference is coming up on December 12th, and will tee up some of the most important conversations coming in the 2018...
11/14/2017
In a presentation at the Senate Ways and Means Committee meeting on Monday, Steve Lerch, PhD, Executive Director of the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, presented the results of the most recent Economic Climate Study. The Economic...
11/14/2017
On Monday, during the first day of Legislative Assembly Days, representatives from the Developmental Disabilities Administration presented a review of the Individual and Family Service Waiver (IFS) to the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The IFS Waiver...
11/14/2017
Governor Inslee, along with 45 delegates from Washington businesses, non-profits, and academic institutions, spent the last 3 days in Switzerland learning about the highly successful Swiss apprenticeship program. Their program is credited with...
11/10/2017
The following is a statement from Washington House Speaker Frank Chopp (D-Seattle) on the new membership makeup in the state Senate. House Democrats look forward to working with new Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson and Governor Inslee on our shared...
11/9/2017
As election officials continue to count votes, here’s where the polls currently stand. These results represent only the earliest vote counts, and they will continue to adjust and shift over the coming days. Election results are officially certified by...
11/8/2017
Here is a quick run down of some the results of local elections we have been tracking since the primaries. These numbers represent the earliest vote counts, and they will continue to shift and change in the coming days. Election results will be...
11/8/2017