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Weekly Update: Obama Signs New GMO Food Labeling Law, Restaurants Exempted

President Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill that creating a national standard requiring food manufacturers to disclose foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

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Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations’ 2016 Legislative Heroes

The Washington Restaurant (WRA) and Washington Lodging Association have announced their 2016 Legislative Heroes. You can read more about them in the current edition of Washington Restaurant & Lodging Magazine,

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Sine Die 2016!

The 2016 Legislative Session adjourned for the final time last week.The legislature had been called back into session to complete the 2016 supplemental budgets. While passing the 2016 Supplemental Budget

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Weekly Update: Special legislative session ends with approval of new state budget

This year’s special legislative session finally ended after lawmakers approved a supplemental budget adding $191 million in new state spending. The budget avoids new taxes, but allows the state to tap $190 million in emergency funds in response to damage from last year’s Central Washington fires.

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Weekly Update: Northwest Foodservice Show – Register now, download the app!

No matter what you do, you don’t want to miss the Northwest Foodservice Show in Seattle. The show takes place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle this weekend, March 20-21, and registration is free through tomorrow.

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Weekly Update: 2016 HERO Manual now available

This year we have made extensive updates to the HERO Manual – everything from completely new sections to revisions of old sections to reflect changes in law and agency rulemaking.

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Hot Off The Grill: Week 9

We are now on day 57 just three days remain in our 60-day legislative session. State lawmakers continue to work behind the scenes to reach compromises on the supplemental operating,

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Weekly Update: Congratulations, 2016 ProStart® Invitational winners!

Fifteen culinary and seven management teams from across Washington competed in the Boyd’s Coffee® ProStart Invitational this past weekend. This is an annual event that brings hundreds of students and restaurateurs together.

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Your Secret Weapon: The Education Foundation Bridges Barriers Between Government and Business

It’s time again to meet with our legislators in Olympia. The legislative session is around the corner and before you know it, Hill Climb and Taste Our Best will be here.

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Hot off the Grill: Week 8

Monday, February 29 marked day 50 of the 60-day legislative session. It also marked the last of the major bill cut-offs, the Fiscal Committee Cutoff – Opposite House. This means

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Hot off the Grill: Week 7

We are now on day 50 of the 60-day legislative session. Today marks the last of the major bill cut-offs, the Fiscal Committee Cutoff – Opposite House. This means that

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Hot off the Grill: Week 6

We are now on day 43 of the 60-day session and major cut-offs have passed. The day for bills to be considered in their house of origin was last Friday.

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Weekly Update: Action alert for tourism

We need your help! Please click here to sign a petition on the importance of tourism. The state’s supplemental budget for 2015-17 is expected to come out this week and it is

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Action Alert for Tourism

We need your help! Please click here to sign a petition on the importance of tourism. The state’s supplemental budget for 2015-17 is expected to come out this week and

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Hot off the Grill: Week 5

We are now are on the downhill side of the 2016 legislative session. Two cut-off dates have passed: the initial policy committee and fiscal committee cut-offs. Now bills are being