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Toolkit — Wildfire Season Preparedness

Wildfire season is here: do you know when you should close your patio? It’s become almost a yearly event. Smoke from nearby wildfires hangs over the area, creating hazardous conditions

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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Job search requirements, other changes coming for unemployment recipients

Changes are coming from the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) in July. The first change will require Washingtonians receiving unemployment benefits to once again search for jobs. 

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Gov. Inslee announces statewide, two-week pause: all counties frozen in current phase

End of 2021 Legislative Session; Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF); Status of rollbacks.

For more information, go to hhttps://hub.wahospitality.org/.

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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[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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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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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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Updates to WA Food Code January 2021

The Washington State Department of Health is releasing helpful resources to prepare for the new Food Code updates. The Washington State Board of Health in October 2020 updated the Food

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Need your voice: Support immediate Phase 2 reopening bill

This is your opportunity to sign in to support and provide written or verbal testimony on an exciting bill that would reopen indoor dining. About the bill Senate Bill 5114

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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

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Register for Hill Climb 2021

Join us on Jan. 25 for our annual Hill Climb. Your government affairs team will discuss our legislative priorities and give you the tools you need to successfully engage with elected officials.