Category Archives: Government

There’s Still Time: Farmers and Ranchers Should Respond to Agriculture Census

All US Farmers and Ranchers Encouraged to Participate in Agriculture Census Agriculture Census. There’s still time. To ensure an accurate representation of the agriculture industry in this country, the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has extended their 2017 Census of Agriculture response deadline through spring, and the Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural (RC)… 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

San Diego-Based Torrey Holistics Awarded First Adult Use License by California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control

San Diego based Torrey Holistics recently announced that California has chosen the collective to be the first approved Adult Use marijuana dispensary in the state. Thousands of businesses applied for the license prior to the state’s awarding of the first license yesterday. Granting of the license means that as of January 1st, 2018, Torrey Holistics… 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

United States House and Senate Urged by FreedomWorks to Keep Up Momentum

“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 out their differences quickly. The conference report should ensure that every income group gets a pay raise, protect pass-through businesses tax… 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

Governor Inslee announces new Career Connect Washington Task Force

The first ever Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning in Redmond drew over 1,200 participants Wednesday as business, industry, education, and community leaders came together to discuss next steps to help more Washington young people prepare for high-demand careers.  The Summit was the culmination of an 18-month National Governors Association Policy Academy on Work-Based Learning… Continue Reading