The agony of victory, the thrill of defeat: WA legislature ends session with a whimper, not a bang

Guest post by Brendan Williams, former Washington state representative from the 22nd legislative district. As a legislator I came to realize no principle on Earth could withstand the arbitrary pressure to adjourn on time – if such potential existed but

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How Washington’s unemployment insurance program keeps our economy on track

By David Groves | Washington State Labor Council Imagine a company that does business in every county in Washington state, pumping billions in payroll dollars into our economy. Better still, this company is counter-cyclical, ramping up hiring and payroll when

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