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 By Erin Shannon    Opinions    April 9, 2014

Even Seattle liberals think a $15 minimum wage goes too far 

As Seattle officials continue pressing forward with plans to impose a $15 minimum wage, some of the city’s liberal business owners and nonprofit organizations are sounding the alarm.  Following a narrow victory in Sea-Tac, where a $15 minimum...

 
 By Erin Shannon    Opinions    March 19, 2014

HB 2175 would improve Washington's wireless telecommunications competitiveness

Introduction This Legislative Memo provides an overview and analysis of HB 2175. This bill would help improve Washington’s wireless telecommunications climate, making it easier and less costly for wireless companies to respond to the...

 
 By Erin Shannon    Opinions    October 29, 2012

Workers’ Compensation reforms are helping, but state monopoly is still broken

The recent announcement by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) that average workers’ compensation taxes will not increase in 2013 is good news for businesses in today’s tough economy. Unfortunately, that good news is a...

 
 By Erin Shannon    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Jobs created by small businesses will lead Washington out of recession

Governor Gregoire kicked off 2012 with a strong statement about the importance of the state’s small businesses in creating the jobs that will turn the state’s economy around: “...If we can make it easier and cheaper for them [small...

 
 By Erin Shannon    Opinions    April 24, 2012

Jobs created by small businesses will lead Washington out of recession

Governor Gregoire kicked off 2012 with a strong statement about the importance of the state’s small businesses in creating the jobs that will turn the state’s economy around: “...If we can make it easier and cheaper for them [small...