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Tag Archives: North Spokane Corridor

Legislative Forum & Reception Recap

At GSI’s recent Annual Legislative Forum and Reception, our Public Policy Council Co-Chair, Tom Reese, presented the 2015 State Legislative Priority Agenda, our state lobbyist, Jim Hedrick, facilitated a thoughtful dialogue among the panelists, and everyone enjoyed the networking opportunities … Read more

Grow America Act Introduced: How Does Spokane Fit In?

Washington D.C. – On Tuesday, the Department of Transportation introduced the Grow America Act, which calls for $302 billion to be spent over four years on transportation projects across the nation. Sam Brown, the Director of the White House Business … Read more

Greater Spokane Incorporated Heads to Washington D.C.

It’s that time of year again – the time when GSI leads a large delegation of business, community and education leaders to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. This year, we’ll bring 46 folks … Read more

Looking Back at the 2014 State Legislative Session

At the outset of the 2014 Session, our state legislators faced a difficult situation at best. The 2012 McCleary v. State of Washington decision ruled that the State had not been meeting its constitutional obligation to education and mandated an … Read more

Why a Good Infrastructure is Important for Economic Development

As the state legislature nears the end of its supplemental session in Olympia, the likelihood of an agreed upon transportation package is slim (Edit: there’s no chance). There is still the possibility that the legislature will reconvene sometime this year … Read more

What’s Happening in Olympia?

The legislative session is nearing its end in Olympia. Here are three things happening at the State Capitol that are of interest to us and the greater Spokane community: 1. The Future of a Port District in Spokane County On … Read more

Spokane in Olympia Day 1: Transportation and K-12 Education Take Center Stage

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The top two issues facing the Washington State Legislature were the main topics on the first day of Greater Spokane Incorporated’s (GSI) advocacy trip to Olympia on Wednesday. This trip is in conjunction with the Greater Spokane … Read more

GSI Leads Delegation to Olympia

The 2014 Supplemental Session in Olympia began this week, and our annual trip to our state capital begins next week. From Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, we’ll bring 89 area business, education and community leaders to Olympia to advocate on … Read more

A Spokane Business News Buffet

There’s a lot going on around here. Let’s take a look at some notables: Special Session As we mentioned last week, the state legislature convened for a special session to pass some bills aimed at keeping some incentives available for … Read more

Special Session Begins Today in Olympia – What Does it Mean for Spokane?

Washington Governor Jay Inslee called legislators back to Olympia to begin a special session today to tackle bills that would provide more funding for aerospace education, extend tax incentives for aerospace manufacturers through 2040, and streamline the permitting process for … Read more