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Weekly Update: Hospitality Month 2018 is Here

Hospitality Month 2018 is Here Gov. Jay Inslee’s second annual Hospitality Month celebrates the state’s largest private employer and its career paths that take employees from first job to $100,000

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Weekly Update: It’s Now Legal to Tip Pool with Heart-of-the-House Employees

It’s Now Legal to Tip Pool with Heart-of-the-House Employees On March 23, Congress passed funding legislation that included repealing the tip pool rule that barred certain employers from setting up tip-pooling

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Weekly Update: Session Closing with Tourism Victory and Other Wins

Session Closing with Tourism Victory and Other Wins Today is the 60th legislative day and the last day lawmakers may constitutionally meet for the regular 2018 legislative session. Lawmakers will

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Weekly Update: Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle

Tourism Bill Clears Hurdle! Fourth Substitute Senate Bill 5251 cleared another major legislative hurdle on Tuesday. The bill was amended, and executive action was taken in the Senate Ways &

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Time for a statewide tourism program

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the continental United States for the first time since 1979. This rare celestial event will span the width of Oregon, and rural communities in the central and eastern parts of the state are preparing for up to one million visitors who will bring with them millions of dollars to spend in local storefronts. (The Daily News)

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Legislative News: Fourteenth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 99th day of 105-day session that is scheduled to end on April 23. There is discussion of session ending on Sunday, after legislators work through the weekend. However,

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Legislative News: Thirteenth Week of the 2017 Session

is the 92nd day of 105-day session that is scheduled to end on April 23. This Wednesday is the last day to pass bills from the opposite house (except initiatives,

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Legislative News: Twelfth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 85th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. Tomorrow, April 4 is the last day to pass bills out of fiscal committees and read them

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Legislative News: Eleventh Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 78th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. April 4 is the next big cut-off. That is the last day to pass bills out

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Weekly Update: Support Tourism in Washington – Take Action Today

Support Tourism in Washington – Take Action Today Please contact your legislators today! Funding for Substitute House Bill 1123, which establishes a statewide tourism marketing program, needs to be included in

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Legislative News: Tenth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 71st day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. April 4 is the next big cut-off. That is the last day to pass bills out

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Weekly Update: 2017 HERO Manual Now Available

2017 HERO Manual Now Available We’ve made extensive updates to the HERO Manual – everything from completely new sections to revisions of old sections to reflect changes in law and

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Legislative News: Ninth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 64th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105-days. An important cut-off date passed on March 8th, which was the last day to pass bills

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Legislative News: Eighth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 57th day of the 2017 session that is scheduled to last 105 days. The legislature is currently focused on floor action. During this time bills are subject to a

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Weekly Update: Seattle Proposal Would Add $76.80 Tax on Soda Syrups

Seattle Proposal Would Add $76.80 Tax on Soda Syrups Mayor Ed Murray is proposing a new tax on sugar-sweetended beverages to eliminate racial disparities in education. The tax, expected to