Friday, June 28, 2013


Daily Biz Briefs

Today’s Top Headlines:

Legislature studying ‘agreed’ budget deal
St. Peter Hospital cites ‘impasse’ with SEIU
DNR statewide burn ban starts Monday
Washington personal incomes fell in Q1
‘Heath Homes’ seek to improve results
New state leader for Comcast Business
Habitat for Humanity expands to Belfair

Legislators studying ‘agreed’ budget deal

Members of the Washington state legislature were in party caucus meetings early this afternoon, likely considering the 482 page Operating Budget for 2013-15 that was first publicly released about 1 a.m. today. [Read more]

St. Peter Hospital cites ‘impasse’ with SEIU

96.9 KAYO Country - Seattle Seahawks - Play by play for the South SoundAfter more than a year in contract negotiations with the union representing mostly its service staff, Providence St. Peter Hospital today declared that the talks have reached an impasse. SEIU union representatives were reported this morning to dispute the call of an impasse. [Read more]

DNR statewide burn ban starts Monday

Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced there will be a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands effective Monday, July 1 through September 30, 2013. [Read more]

Washington personal incomes fell in Q1

State personal income declined an average 1.2 percent nationally in the first quarter of 2013 after growing 2.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. [Read more]

‘Heath Homes’ seek improved results

State agencies partner to improve health care coordination for Medicaid clients, to improve outcomes. Program opens in Pierce County July 1st.  [Read more]

New state leader for Comcast Business

Matthew Fassnacht has been named vice president of Comcast Business for the Washington region.  [Read more]

Habitat for Humanity expands to Belfair

Business and community donors with volunteers will allow Habitat for Humanity of Mason County to build its 23rd home — and first one in Belfair — this summer.  [Read more]

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