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Category Archives: Public Policy

Olympia Fly-In Day 2: González provides insight into Hirst and McCleary decisions

Day two of the Joint Chamber Olympia Fly-in began with Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven González addressing the group over breakfast. González emphasized the importance of an informed electorate when it comes to elections of justices. One-third of registered … Read more

Olympia Fly-In hosts Lt. Governor at Grand Reception

The Joint Chamber Olympia Fly-in delegation hosted its Spokane Grand Reception at the Governor’s Mansion, where Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib addressed the group. Habib praised the efforts of Spokane leaders in helping bring graduate medical education to Spokane. He noted … Read more

Olympia Fly-In Day 1 recap

This year’s Joint-Chamber Olympia Fly-in brought more than 100 business, civic, and education leaders from the greater-Spokane region to Olympia to advocate on behalf of our region. The fly-in kicked off with the delegation hearing from David Schumacher, Director of … Read more

Lend your voice on ‘Ban the Box’ at the Nov. 27 Spokane City Council meeting

Over the past year and a half, Greater Spokane Incorporated has engaged with the Spokane City Council on ways to help get those with a criminal or arrest history back into the workforce, which helps reduce recidivism and expands the … Read more

Legislative Forum highlights key political issues

Each year, Greater Spokane Incorporated provides an opportunity for the Spokane regional business community to network with elected state legislators. At the Legislative Forum and Reception, businesses can hear candid insight from key legislative leaders as they get ready for … Read more

Election preview: GSI and KXLY live streaming Spokane City Council candidate forums

Several races and items on the upcoming Nov. 14 ballot will make an impact on the Spokane business community. In order to aid you in making an informed decision, please consider the information below. Spokane City Council Candidate Forums We are … Read more

Greater Spokane Incorporated Board of Trustees Opposes Proposition 2

Impacts of initiative could have unintended outcomes The Greater Spokane Incorporated Board of Trustees recently voted in opposition to Proposition 2, which imposes fines on the transportation of oil or coal shipments by rail.   The initiative would amend the … Read more

Letter to Mayor Condon Regarding civil penalties for the transport of coal or oil

Recently GSI sent a letter to Mayor David Condon regarding the city initiative that imposes civil penalties for the transport of coal or oil through Spokane. The letter helps explain the historic position of GSI regarding local regulation of the Interstate … Read more

A letter to members of the U.S. Congress on the replacement of the Affordable Care Act

Last week, Greater Spokane Incorporated CEO Todd Mielke and GSI’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees Larry Soehren sent a letter to members of the U.S. Congress, regarding the replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Additional coverage of the letter … Read more

New Zealand Embassy hosts Regional D.C. Fly-In delegation

As part of the 2017 Regional D.C. Fly-In we were honored to be hosted at the New Zealand Embassy for an international trade policy reception. Attendees heard from New Zealand Ambassador Timothy Groser and Congressman Derek Kilmer on the importance … Read more