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Small-business advocates to lobby Olympia lawmakers next week

January 20, 2012 in In the News
The Herald (Everett)
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The Herald (Everett)
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Friday, January 20, 2012

So Much for Spurring Small Business Growth

January 13, 2012 in Blog

On the heels of Governor Gregoire’s announcement last week of her strategy to spur small business growth comes legislation that, if passed, would render the Governor’s commendable efforts futile.

Washington’s High Minimum Wage Stifles Job Creation

January 12, 2012 in Blog

In this month’s Seattle Business Magazine managing editor John Levesque grudgingly acknowledges that nixing the state’s new 37-cent increase in minimum wage that took effect January 1 (raising the mandatory wage to $9.04 per hour) “may” create more jobs and help jump-start the economy, but questions “do we really need to rescue the economy on the backs of those who can least afford to carry out the offensive?”  What he doesn’t seem to realize is that the automatic yearly increase, while it sounds generous, ofte

How Do You Create Jobs?

December 28, 2011 in In the News
KUOW 94.9 (NPR)
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KUOW 94.9 (NPR)
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

State wants employees to pay more for health care

October 27, 2011 in In the News
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane)
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The Spokesman-Review (Spokane)
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011