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Toolkit — Restaurant Revitalization Fund

RECENT UPDATES: RRF IS CLOSED The SBA closed the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) three weeks after received more than 362,00 applications requesting close to $80 billion in assistance. The RRF has

Coronavirus Lodging News Room Washington State

Late fee suspensions for Transient Accommodation License renewals ending July 31

*** UPDATE July 14, 2021*** The temporary late fee suspension for Transient Accommodation License renewals is coming to an end on July 31. Lodging operators with a Transient Accommodations License

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Fewer than half of Washington’s restaurants seeking federal aid received a grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Restaurant Relief Fund approved by Congress was supposed to help struggling restaurants hit hard by the pandemic. Instead, it was shut down amid legal challenges, having

Coronavirus Government Affairs News Room Washington State

Liquor license fees delayed until March 2022

Gov. Jay Inslee on Feb. 28, 2021, signed into law Senate Bill 5272 that delays liquor license payments until March 30, 2022. It takes effect April 1, 2021. This relief

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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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[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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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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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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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

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Weekly Update — [Breaking news] 2 regions move to Phase 2 with governor’s changes to reopening plan

2 regions move to Phase 2 with governor’s changes to reopening plan After significant mounting pressure from the public and the legislature, today Gov. Jay Inslee announced changes to his