November 30, 2006
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As the Director of the Center for Transportation Policy, Michael Ennis, presents the first in a series of Policy Notes on the Sound Transit Phase 2 package and its companion measure the Regional Transportation Investment District (ST2/RTID) package, which will likely appear on the 2007 ballot.

October 30, 2006
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Seattle-Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy, independent research organization, and its new Center for Transportation Policy, commented today on the Evergreen Point 520 Bridge replacement proposals being considered by the Governor.  

Relieving traffic congestion should be the overarching goal of whatever option is chosen for replacing the 520 floating bridge. The...

October 19, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier independent research and education organization, along with its research center, the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will be in Spokane on October 26th for the 2006 Regional Small Business Issue Forum. The Forum breakfast is in cooperation with the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Spokane Journal of...

October 19, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the states premier independent research and education organization, along with its research center, the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will be in Tacoma on October 24th for the 2006 Regional Small Business Issue Forum at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chambers œGood Morning Tacoma Business Breakfast. The Forum breakfast is in cooperation with the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of...

October 12, 2006
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Seattle – Washington Policy Center, the state’s premier independent research and education organization, along with its research center, the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will be in Vancouver on October 19th for the 2006 Clark County Regional Small Business Issue Forum. The Forum is in cooperation with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

October 12, 2006
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2006 Fall Small Business Issue Forum in Everett Next Tuesday

Seattle – Washington Policy Center, the state’s premier independent research and education organization, along with its research center, the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will be in Everett on October 17th for the 2006 Regional Small Business Issue Forum. The Forum luncheon is in cooperation with the Everett Chamber of Commerce.

October 11, 2006
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Seattle – Washington Policy Center, the state’s premier state-based research and education organization, along with its research center, the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship is in Pasco tomorrow, October 12th for the 2006 Regional Small Business Issue Forum.

October 9, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state’s premier public policy, independent research organization, released a new study analyzing Initiative 933, which will appear on the ballot this November. The statewide initiative builds on Oregon’s Measure 37 passed by voters two years ago. “A Citizens Guide to Initiative 933: Property Fairness Initiative” takes a section-by-section look at the wording of I-933 and examines some of the most common critiques of the initiative.

October 5, 2006
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Seattle -Washington Policy Center, the state's premier independent research and education organization, along with its research center, the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will be in Yakima on October 11th for the 2006 Regional Small Business Issue Forum. The Forum luncheon is in cooperation with the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo.

October 3, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy research organization, released a new study, "A Citizen's Guide to Initiative 920: A Measure to Repeal the Estate Tax." The statewide initiative will appear on the November ballot and ask voters to repeal the state's estate tax - a tax paid on the total value of a decedent's estate. Currently, estates with a value under $2 million are not subject to the estate...

September 25, 2006
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Who:
George Will, Pulitzer Prize winner, journalist, author and TV commentator
Governor Mike Huckabee, NGA Chairman, author and potential 2008 presidential candidate

When:
7:00 p.m., Tomorrow/Tuesday, September 26th

Where:
Downtown Seattle Westin Hotel (Grand Ballroom)
1900 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

September 21, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center (WPC), the state's premier state-based research and education organization, today released a new study, "Guide to Transit Now: A proposed sales tax increase to fund additional King County public transit services." The proposal would increase the County sales tax by 0.1% to pay for more Metro buses, and would permanently increase the size of the state's largest transit agency by about 20%.

September 19, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier state-based research and education organization, along with its research center, the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will kick off its Fall Small Business Issue Forums on Thursday morning, September 21st in Wenatchee in cooperation with the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

September 18, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier state-based research and education organization, along with its research center, the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will kick off its Fall Small Business Issue Forums on September 21st in Wenatchee in cooperation with the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

September 13, 2006
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During this election season, voters can find the comprehensive voting record of their state legislators on WashingtonVotes.org, a free, non-partisan legislative website.

Since WashingtonVotes.org shows every vote each legislator made during the past six legislative sessions, it is a great tool for voters as they prepare to vote in next week's primary election. It provides plain-English summaries of the bills legislators introduced and explains the outcome of each bill's vote....

September 6, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier independent public policy research organization, welcomes Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, currently the longest serving governor in the country, as a featured speaker at their 2006 Annual Dinner, on September 26th in Seattle. Huckabee is available for interviews while he is in Seattle on Tuesday the 26th and the morning of Wednesday, September 27th.

August 31, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier independent public policy research organization, this week released a new study, "An Overview of Public School Funding in Washington."

The comprehensive study examining education funding shows:

August 18, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, Washington's premier free-market public policy research and education organization, welcomes Mike Ennis as the director of the new Center for Transportation Policy.

The Center for Transportation Policy will research and analyze the best practices for solving our crowded and decaying transportation system, recapturing the vision of a transportation system based on freedom of movement.

Key goals of the center will include:

August 10, 2006
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Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier public policy research organization, released "Policy Guide for Washington State," today. The Policy Guide book was first made available to candidates and legislators who attended a private legislative briefing event hosted by Washington Policy Center today in Bellevue.

July 17, 2006
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WHEN:
Tuesday, July 25th
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Washington Athletic Club
325 Sixth Avenue

TICKETS:
Individual $35, Table of 8 $250

RSVP:
206-937-9691 or online at www.washingtonpolicy.org