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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

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Legislative News: Seventh Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 50th day of the 2017 session, so we are nearly half-way through the 105 scheduled days of session. A significant cut-off passed on Friday, Feb. 24. Friday was

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Weekly Update: Congratulations, 2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners!

Congratulations, 2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners! Hospitality’s future was on display at the 2017 ProStart Invitational, on February 18. This is the state’s premier youth culinary and restaurant management competition

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Legislative News: Sixth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 43rd day of the 2017 session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The first cut-off was Friday, Feb. 17. Several bills are now dead. While all

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Legislative News: Fifth Week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 36th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to last 105 days. The main goal of a long-session, like the one we are in, is

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Weekly Update: Snow Didn’t Stop 2017 Hill Climb

Snow Didn’t Stop 2017 Hill Climb Hospitality members didn’t let a snowstorm stop them. Nearly 100 Washington state hoteliers and restaurateurs trekked to the Washington Hospitality Association’s annual Hill Climb

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Lodging News: First Aid Classes, Tourism Marketing Bill

First Aid, CPR and AED training helps you meet state requirements Did you know that all employers in Washington state are required to have first-aid trained personnel available on every

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Legislative News: Fourth week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 29th day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off is Feb. 17, so bills are being introduced at a

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Weekly Update: Hill Climb and Taste Our Best Are Almost Here

Hill Climb and Taste Our Best Are Almost Here, Feb. 6 Hill Climb and Taste Our Best are just four days away on Feb. 6. Use your mobile device to

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Legislative News: Third week of the 2017 Session

Today is the 22nd day of the 2017 legislative session, which is scheduled to go 105 days. The first cut-off  is Feb. 17 so bills are being introduced at a

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Weekly Update: Strong Push for State Tourism Funding

Washington Hospitality Makes Strong Push for State Tourism Funding Washington Hospitality Association staff and members participated in the 2017 Washington Tourism Summit and Day in Olympia, on Jan. 24. Reps. Cindy Ryu,

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Eye on Hospitality: Getting Washington on Track with Tourism

In 2014, domestic and international travelers spent $15.7 billion in Washington state. 113,100 jobs were created by travelers to Washington, representing 4.5 percent of the state’s total private employment. For every $1 million spent in Washington by domestic and international travelers, 7.2 jobs are created.

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Legislative News: Second week of the 2017 Session

Today is the fifteenth day of the 2017 legislative session. The session is scheduled to go 105 days. For a schedule of hearings in the upcoming week you can visit: