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Weekly Update – Big Victory for Hospitality Industry: Jobs Tax Proposal Defeated in Seattle

Washington State Supreme Court Still Not Satisfied with Legislature’s Education Funding Plan On Wednesday, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a new order in the McCleary case, requiring full and

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Weekly Update – Elections: Democrats Will Likely Control State Senate in 2018

Election Update: Democrats Will Likely Control State Senate in 2018 All eyes, on Election Night, were on the Senate race in East King County’s 45th Legislative District. Although the final

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Every Vote Counts: Don’t forget to return your November ballot!

Washington Hospitality encourages members to participate in the Nov. 7 general elections. The Association has endorsed candidates in three special elections for state senate and house seats. The outcome of

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Weekly Update: I-1433 Rulemaking Process Under Way at L&I

I-1433 Rulemaking Process Under Way at L&I During September, the Department of Labor and Industries held public hearings around the state on its draft rules to implement Initiative 1433.  The

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Industry Responds to Las Vegas Shooting

Hospitality Industry Responds to Las Vegas Shooting The country is in shock after the unspeakable Las Vegas shooting, on Oct. 1. “We extend our prayers and thoughts to the victims

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Weekly Update: Our 2017 Legislative Heroes

Hospitality Association Announces 2017 Legislative Heroes Annually, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes lawmakers who are true champions of the hospitality industry’s priorities. “The legislators we’ve chosen this year fight for

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Weekly Update: Golf FORE! Education – A Big Success

Golf FORE! Education – A Big Success Despite the rain, Tuesday’s Golf Fore Education event at the Washington National Golf Course had a great turnout from our hospitality community. With

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Weekly Update: Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down

Major Victory for Hospitality Industry: Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant has struck down the rule for overtime pay, saying the Labor Department set an

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Statistics Bluebook Released to Public

Washington Hospitality Bluebook Released to Public The new Washington Hospitality Bluebook is meant to take competitiveness benchmarks and statistics to the next level by directly applying this information to the

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Weekly Update: A Sweet Victory in Spokane!

A Sweet Victory in Spokane! The Spokane City Council last week said it is not imposing, or asking voters to impose, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The city sent a

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Weekly Update: Gov. Inslee Proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Gov. Inslee Proclaims May as Hospitality Month Gov. Jay Inslee has decreed May 2017 to be Washington State Hospitality Month. This is an honor for our industry in recognition of

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Legislative News: Thirteenth Week of the 2017 Session

is the 92nd day of 105-day session that is scheduled to end on April 23. This Wednesday is the last day to pass bills from the opposite house (except initiatives,

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Legislative News: Twelfth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 85th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. Tomorrow, April 4 is the last day to pass bills out of fiscal committees and read them

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I-124 Legal Challenge Decision Delayed

The judge did not issue any decision March 31 at the summary judgment hearing in King County Superior Court for the legal challenge of Seattle’s Initiative 124. Judge John Erlick

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Weekly Update: Seattle Mayor Murray Will Speak at Washington Hospitality Summit

Seattle Mayor Murray Will Speak at Washington Hospitality Summit, April 4 Don’t miss next week’s Washington Hospitality Summit. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will be giving an opening address prior to