WPC's Center for Small Business focuses on improving Washington's small business climate by working closely with business owners and policymakers. The Center provides accurate information and analysis on the state's regulatory climate, tax structure, health insurance systems, and more.
Erin Shannon, Director, Center for Small Business, March, 2012
This Legislative Memo provides an overview and analysis of HB 2802. This bill would establish a Washington Works Corps in an effort to create jobs and stimulate economic growth.
Washington Works Corps would operate within the state Employment Security Department and is intended to “provide unemployed individuals with the opportunity to perform needed services in communities throughout Washington.”
Erin Shannon, Director, Center for Small Business, February, 2012
This Legislative Memo provides an overview and analysis of two bills, HB 2431 and companion bill SB 6302. These proposals would change the management of injured worker claims and compensation under the industrial insurance laws governing the state’s workers’ compensation system. While neither HB 2431 nor SB 6302 survived the deadline for bills to pass out of their house of origin — and thus are considered “dead” — bills of this nature are often resurrected later in the session.