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[Toolkit] Get ready for spring with these resources

Are you ready for spring? These member resources should help. Consider the following: Decision — indoor or outdoor? Will you be returning to indoor dining, or focusing on your outdoor

Coronavirus Lodging News Room Washington State

Hotel, motel license fee payments delayed until July 30, 2021

Officials of the Washington State Department of Health are providing financial relief to lodging members experiencing the loss of revenues because of the pandemic. The agency has extended its 35-day

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

Coronavirus Government Affairs News Room Washington State

[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

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What to consider when moving to counter or quick service

OLYMPIA — This article was written in early 2020, and has lived on our members-only information hub.  As we ease cautiously into 2021, we have decided to make this article

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Poll shows 75% of the public supports reopening restaurants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 Contact: Niki Reading niki@readingcomms.com 541-980-1498 Poll shows 75% of the public supports reopening restaurants New national data shows 50 percent indoor capacity is safest

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Weekly Update — Reopening bill is our top priority; Lodging tax no longer proposed for city/counties

Reopening bill is our top priority Senate Bill 5114 and House Bill 1321 would immediately move the entire state to Phase 2, allowing businesses to resume at 25% capacity, and

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Weekly Update — [Updated rules] WA restaurants, hotel gyms, bowling + Association seeks unemployment insurance relief

Association seeks unemployment insurance relief  The Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government Affairs Team is working on a proposal to lower unemployment insurance rates before the first payment is due at the