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Legislative News: Tenth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 71st day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. April 4 is the next big cut-off. That is the last day to pass bills out

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Bill proposes changes to the Affordable Care Act

Earlier this month, U.S. House Republicans introduced a bill tilted the American Health Care Act. The legislation aims to repeal and replace key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Minimum Wage 2017

Resources, FAQ, and Help I-1433 increases the minimum wage statewide to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017 (with the exception of Seattle which goes up to $15). It also

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Legislative News: Ninth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 64th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. An important cut-off date passed on March 8th, which was the last day to pass bills

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Legislative News: Eighth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 57th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105 days. The legislature is currently focused on floor action. During this time bills are subject to a

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Legislative News: Seventh Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 50th day of the 2017 session, so we are nearly half-way through the 105 scheduled days of session. A significant cut-off passed on Friday, Feb. 24. Friday was

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Legislative News: Sixth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 43rd day of the 2017 session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The first cut-off was Friday, Feb. 17. Several bills are now dead. While all

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Legislative News: Fifth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 36th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The main goal of a long-session, like the one we are in, is

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Members travel from all four corners of Washington to advocate for Hospitality

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Hospitality members didn’t let a snowstorm stop them. Nearly 100 Washington state hoteliers and restaurateurs trekked to the Washington Hospitality Association’s annual Hill Climb and Taste Our

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Legislative News: Fourth week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 29th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off is Feb. 17, so bills are being introduced at a

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Legislative News: Third week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 22nd day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off  is Feb. 17 so bills are being introduced at a

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Legislative News: Second week of the 2017 Session

Today is the fifteenth day of the 2017 legislative session. The session is scheduled to go 105 days. For a schedule of hearings in the upcoming week you can visit:

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Tip Pooling

As we notified you in May 2016, restaurant employers were granted a 45-day extension to institute changes to mandatory tip pooling while decisions were made at the Supreme Court. Previously, the

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Legislative News: First week of the 2017 Session

Today is the eighth day of the 2017 legislative session. The session is scheduled to go 105 days. For a schedule of hearings in the upcoming week you can visit:

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Tourism

The Washington Hospitality Association worked all summer alongside other stakeholders to find ways to support state tourism. A result of the summer work group is House Bill 1123.  The bill establishes a tourism