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WPC Announces 2014 Annual Dinner Events!

Washington Policy Center is excited to announce the dates for our 2014 Annual Dinner Events!

Live in Spokane on September 23rd, we are honored to feature former Congressman J.C. Watts. For more information and to register, please click here.

Live in Bellevue on October 2nd, we are honored to feature former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates. For more information and to register, please click here.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about additional speakers for each dinner, coming soon!

New at Washington Policy Blog

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Failure of the measure does not mean people want bus service cuts Contact: Lisa Shin(206) 937-9691lshin [at] washingtonpolicy [dot] org Seattle – Yesterday the people of King County soundly rejected increasing regressive taxes to provide more money to Metro transit, but that does not mean they want to cut bus services in local communities, as County leaders are threatening. 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
For several months now, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Councilmember Larry Phillips and other county leaders have told the public they will cut neighborhood bus routes if they do not receive more revenue from regressive taxes. King County officials say that without the new regressive taxes, they plan to cut 550,000 hours of bus service in many neighborhoods. Their planned cuts would fall hardest in many low-income neighborhoods across the county.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
According to Crosscut, the state may be on the hook for $17.6 million due to the labor dispute  that shut the tunnel project down for about a month. Last year, the contractor (Seattle Tunnel Partners) and the union argued over four dirt hauling jobs that resulted in picket lines even though the Project Labor Agreement assured there would be no labor unrest.

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