Category Archives: Economic Development

Sen. Cantwell: Tribal Business Incubator Program Will Help Northwest Tribes

Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, legislation to help launch small businesses and encourage job ...

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Sen. Murray: “partisan Trump budget is an absolute non-starter”

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal released this morning. “This budget is a direct attack on workers, families, women, seniors, and the middle ...

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Bernie Sanders: Where the Democrats Go from Here

“I am saddened, but not surprised, by the outcome. It is no shock to me that millions of people who voted for Mr. Trump did so because they are sick ...

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Washington Voters Approve Minimum Wage Hike and Mandatory Sick Leave

The Evergreen State that will lead the nation in raising its minimum wage to $13.50 over the next four years, will allow all workers to earn paid sick leave to care ...

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Senators Cantwell and Murray Help Bring AmeriCorps Funding to Washington State

U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that Washington state will receive $24.6 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the ...

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Sign I-1433 Petition at Skagit Democrats HQ

The Skagit County Democrats are supporting efforts to gather signatures for the the RaiseUp Washington initiative (I-1433). Signature sheets are now available at the Skagit Democrats HQ in downtown Mount Vernon. You ...

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Congressman Larsen Pushes to Bring More Women and Minorities into STEM Fields

Many jobs in today’s globally competitive workforce require some level of STEM skills, which is why Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, announced his support today for a new bill that encourages ...

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Senators Murray and Cantwell Introduce Bill to Help Washington State Ports Compete

“Senator Murray and I have been working to continue our success in reforming the Harbor Maintenance Tax, and this bill is the next step in creating a modern and fair ...

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Senator Ranker: Transportation Includes Improvements in 40th District

Commuters in and around the 40th Legislative District will benefit from more than $44.2 million in improvements to area roads, ferries and ferry terminals in the transportation budget passed today ...

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Larsen-Led Measure To Support Small Business Exports Becomes Law

Small businesses will have more support to grow through exports because of provisions that Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, championed in the trade bill that President Obama signed into law today. ...

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