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CEO podcast recap: Government affairs shares

The CEO podcast is a monthly podcast with Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton. This is a summary of the October edition where Anthony sat down with the

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Bellingham City Council passes resolution opposing Initiative 4. Encourages residents to vote NO on Nov. 2.

Initiative 4 would impose burdensome scheduling requirements on all local small businesses and nonprofits and mandate unpredictable hazard pay for all workers, even when there is no risk to the

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Weekly Update: Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic; state minimum wage for 2022

Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton held a press conference on Sept. 30 urging state and local policymakers

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[Toolkit] Statewide single-use bag ban starts Oct. 1

*UPDATE – 10.1.21* New information below including an Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section with answers provided by the Department of Ecology and additional details from the Department of Revenue on

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LCB stepping up alcohol delivery compliance checks

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced this week they are stepping up compliance checks for alcohol delivery service. While there aren’t many hospitality businesses currently offering alcohol

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Lodging wins during the public health crisis

By Anthony Anton President & CEO, Washington Hospitality Association In normal years, our advocacy wins mostly accumulate during the legislative session where the bulk of the policymaking and budget decisions

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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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[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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[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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Association seeks unemployment insurance relief

The Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government Affairs Team is working on a proposal that could lower unemployment insurance rates before the first payment is due at the end of April