Public Policy

January 31, 2023

By Gary Ballew, CEcD, VP, Economic Development If you have driven west on I-90 you may have noticed a number of massive buildings under construction...
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January 30, 2023

By Jim Hedrick, GSI WA State Lobbyist and Spokane Regional Advocate On Tuesday the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee heard the latest version of an...
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January 25, 2023

By Jim Hedrick, GSI WA State Lobbyist and Spokane Regional Advocate We’re into the second week and Legislative Democrats have rolled out several of their...
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January 19, 2023

Spokane Regional Delegation to Advocate on Behalf of the Spokane Region Greater Spokane Inc. will lead a delegation of area business, community, and education leaders...
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January 18, 2023

By Jim Hedrick, GSI WA State Lobbyist and Spokane Regional Advocate The 68th Washington State Legislature convened its 15-week (105-day) regular session this week under...
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January 5, 2023

Governor Inslee’s Seven-Year Delay Puts Growth and Jobs at Risk (SPOKANE, Wash.) – Leaders in Spokane’s business community joined elected and transportation officials in expressing...
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January 4, 2023

New laws in Washington went into effect January 1 including: Minimum wage: Washington’s minimum wage is now $15.76 per hour for employees 16 or older....

November 2, 2022

GSI, in collaboration with Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and West Plains Chamber of Commerce has partnered up with KHQ for 2022 mid-term Candidate...
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October 18, 2022

Get out the vote! November 8 is the General Election and registered voters will start receiving their ballots in the mail this week. There are important...
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October 6, 2022

Submissions Due by October 18 Every year, GSI compiles a State Legislative Agenda, which outlines support for policy changes in Olympia as well as requests...
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