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What you need to know about Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the City of Seattle will impose a sweetened beverage tax (SBT) on the distribution of sweetened beverages within Seattle city limits. Key aspects to note about

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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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Jobs tax proposal is defeated in Seattle

On Tues., Nov. 14, the Seattle City Council voted on a proposed tax on jobs, and the short-sighted proposal failed in a vote of 5-4. The vote is a victory

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Weekly Update: Make Your Vote Count: General Election Ballots Due Nov. 7

Make Your Vote Count: General Election Ballots Due Nov. 7 The Washington Hospitality Association urges members to participate in the Nov. 7 general elections. The Association has endorsed candidates in

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Weekly Update: Joint Employer Legislation & Tip Pooling Updates

House Introduces Joint Employer Legislation After months of working closely with key members of Congress, this morning the Save Local Business Act was introduced to correct the damaging impact that

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Flavor Tax Exemption Ends, but New Taxes Stopped

This year the Legislature was under extreme pressure to find more resources. Due to the McCleary decision squeezing the budget from every angle, many tax exemptions have sunset, and new

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Weekly Update: Flavor Tax Exemption Ends, But New Taxes Stopped

Flavor Tax Exemption Ends, But New Taxes Stopped This year the Legislature was under extreme pressure to find more resources. Due to the McCleary decision squeezing the budget from every

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Weekly Update: Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23

105-Day Regular Legislative Session Set to End April 23 The regular legislative session will end April 23, but it is commonly accepted that there will at least be one special

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Legislative News: Fourteenth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 99th day of 105-day session that is scheduled to end on April 23. There is discussion of session ending on Sunday, after legislators work through the weekend. However,

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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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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

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Legislative News: Eleventh Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 78th 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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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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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