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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!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently warned an increase in the minimum wage could result in a reduction in the company’s famously generous employee benefits.  Schultz argues minimum wages should take into consideration the “total compensation” an employee receives, which in the case of Starbucks employees includes full health coverage, free food, bus passes, 401K, education assistance, stock rewards, bonuses and more—even for part-time workers.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A recent survey of employers by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce reveals what decades of research has already established—increasing the minimum wage comes with a cost.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
King County Metro Transit officials may use new revenue from regressive sales and car taxes enacted under April 22nd’s Proposition 1 to provide money to speed negotiations over a stalled three-year union contract.