Opinion: A Struggling Economy Is No Time to Raise Taxes
With 1.2 million unemployment claims in Washington as of mid-May — and thousands of businesses forced to close their doors — putting additional burdens on employers, employees, and communities would not be helpful, said AWB President Kris Johnson.
Opinion: Legislative Session Offers Chance to Examine Growth of State Spending
Since the Great Recession, Washington’s budget has grown 44 percent, adjusted for inflation. The 2020 legislative session represents an opportunity for lawmakers to reexamine that growth and focus on sustainable spending.
Opinion: It’s Time to Celebrate the Amazing Things Washington Makes
This year, for the third straight October, the Association of Washington Business is hitting the road in a custom-wrapped bus to travel the state in support of manufacturers — big and small, global icons, virtual unknowns, and everything in between.
Opinion: Help Washington Growers and Manufacturers Get Their Products to the World
Washington is the most trade-driven state in the nation per-capita. That’s why it’s critically important that Congress and the presidential administration renew the charter for the Export-Import Bank, which is set to expire at the end of September.