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Regions freeze in Phase 2 of reopening plan

On Feb. 25, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all regions of Washington state will be frozen in Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery Plan. This

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Hospitality Profit: Rick Braa Talks PPP 2, Employee Retention Credit, Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Washington Hospitality Consultant Rick Braa will ask your questions about operating a restaurant during these challenging times. Rick Braa talks about PPP 2, Employee Retention Credit, Restaurant Revitalization Fund, and answers your questions. Sponsored by IBA.

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Toolkit — Lodging Security

In Washington state there have been reports of abuses of the eviction moratorium law, with hotels being occupied and having occupants be protected from eviction due to the rules of

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 2/23/21

A newly signed law that will provide over a billion dollars in business relief; Cardrooms and indoor entertainment is now allowed under Phase 2; check out resources on wahospitality.org.

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[WIN] $240M in business relief, tax relief signed into law

On Feb. 19, Gov. Jay Inslee put his signature on two bills that will significantly help the hospitality industry sustain in the coronavirus pandemic. Your State Government Affairs team has

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[Win!] Coronavirus relief bill passes; Gov. to sign next

House Bill 1368 provides $2.2 billion in relief in several areas, including $240 million in grants to small businesses through the Department of Commerce’s Working Washington grant program. The Senate

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Weekly Update — Join the fight against the sweetened beverage tax

[Action alert] Email your legislators and sign in to oppose sweetened beverage tax  A new tax bill, Senate Bill 5371, would add a $.0175-per-finished-fluid-ounce tax on sugary beverages (soda products, juices,

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Big changes to pull-tabs start Feb. 19

Reminder: Your Washington Hospitality Association State Government Affairs Team helped pass Senate Bill 6357 in 2020, which increased the single chance pull-tab price from $1 to $5. Did you know?

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Weekly Update — Gov. moves five more regions to Phase 2

Gov. Jay Inslee announces five new regions can move to Phase 2 Gov. Jay Inslee announced that five new regions can move into Phase 2 on Sunday, Feb. 14. Click here to

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 2/10/21

Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccine; Co2 monitors; latest webinars and podcasts.

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Order your 2021 Labor Poster

2021 Labor Posters are still available to order. You get one free poster with every membership. You can order additional posters for just $5. State and federal law requires you

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[BIG WIN] Gov. Inslee signs Senate Bill 5061 into law

On Feb. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5061, which provides $1.73 billion in relief for businesses through the unemployment system. Your Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government

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Weekly Update — Unemployment insurance relief heads to governor’s desk

[WIN!] $1.73 billion in unemployment insurance relief passes legislature   On Jan. 29, Senate Bill 5061, which provides $1.73 billion in relief for businesses through the unemployment insurance system, cleared its