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Weekly Update: Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle

Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle! Fourth Substitute Senate Bill 5251 cleared another major legislative hurdle on Tuesday. The bill was amended, and executive action was taken in the Senate Ways &

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Weekly Update: Friday Marks the Session’s First Legislative Cutoff

Friday Marks the Session’s First Legislative Cutoff Friday is an important day on the legislative calendar – it is the first cutoff date of the session. This means that bills

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Weekly Update: Don’t Miss Hill Climb 2018

Don’t Miss Hill Climb 2018 – Register Now! There’s less than a week left before Hill Climb & Taste Our Best 2018 takes place on Monday, Jan. 29. Are you

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Weekly Update – Second Week of 2018 Legislative Session: Focus on Tourism

Second Week of 2018 Legislative Session: Focus on Tourism Your Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government Affairs team has been very busy during the second week of the 2018 Legislative Session.

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Weekly Update: Book Your Room for Hill Climb 2018 by Tomorrow!

Book Your Room for Hill Climb 2018 by Tomorrow! With Hill Climb 2018 and Taste Our Best coming up soon, it’s time to reserve your hotel room before the room

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Weekly Update: Register for Hill Climb 2018!

TODAY! Register for Hill Climb 2018! There is only 24 days left until Hill Climb 2018 and the Taste Our Best legislative reception! Make sure you reserve your spot today.

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Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season!

Washington Hospitality Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season! Happy holidays from the Washington Hospitality Association! We hope you will be enjoying them with the people you hold dear in your

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Association Issues Statement on Proposed Federal Tip Pooling Regulations

Washington Hospitality Association CEO Issues Statement on Proposed Federal Tip Pooling Regulations The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in early December to rescind a 2011

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Weekly Update: Big Changes Coming in 2018 – Paid Leave and Minimum Wage

Big Changes Coming in 2018 – Paid Leave and Minimum Wage Washington’s employers are facing some big changes in 2018. Get ready for a new state paid sick leave program

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Weekly Update: Our 2018 Legislative Priorities

Government Affairs Committee Adopts 2018 Legislative Priorities The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) held its annual meeting this week in Seattle and adopted the Association’s 2018 legislative priorities. Identifying these priorities

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Weekly Update: State Department of Health considers 29.3 percent increase to lodging license fees

Happy Thanksgiving to our members! And remember that the Washington Hospitality Association’s Olympia office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) and on Friday, Nov. 24. Have a great holiday!

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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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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: Hoteliers from Around the State Gathered at Successful Lodging Convention

Washington’ Lodging Convention has a long tradition, and this week hoteliers gathered once again at the Convention to renew relationships, learn from industry experts and shop at the state’s premier lodging trade show. The Convention was held at Tulalip Resort Casino, and owners, operators and future leaders addressed topics including evolving guest expectations, distribution, HR challenges and cybersecurity.