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Government agency creates program to fight costly small business regulations created by government agency programs
By MARK HARMSWORTH  | 
Dec 2, 2022

In a recent opinion piece in the Seattle Times, former State Senator and current Washington State Director of Commerce, Lisa Brown, rightly describes the difficulties a small business startup faces in Washington State. Director Brown then says the Department of Commerce is helping small business owners navigate the complicated array of regulations and mandates that the very same government agency had previously imposed.

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DOR given green light to collect capital gains income tax while state Supreme Court considers case
Nov 30, 2022

The state Supreme Court has granted the Attorney General’s request to allow the Department of Revenue (DOR) to collect the capital gains income tax before a final ruling in the case. According to the court motion issued today: “The Court voted unanimously in favor of the following result: Now, therefore, it is hereby ORDERED: That the motion for a stay of the lower court’s order pending review is granted. The lower court order is stayed pending this Court’s final decision in this matter. DATED at Olympia, Washington this 30th day of November, 2022.” On March 1, an Inslee-appointed judge ruled that the capital gains income tax “is declared unconstitutional and invalid and, therefore, is void and inoperable as a matter of law.”

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Washington Policy Center names respected transportation analyst Charles Prestrud to lead Coles Center for Transportation
By WPC STAFF  | 
Nov 30, 2022

Prestrud has served transportation needs for the past thirty years in planning manager roles across the state. 

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