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State Legislative Agenda Now Open for Submissions

Submissions Due by October 18

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Every year, GSI compiles a State Legislative Agenda, which outlines support for policy changes in Olympia as well as requests for funding from the state budget. In January, when the state legislative session begins, GSI supports these requests through direct advocacy with legislators, interest groups, associations, and other businesses to drive change on the state level that advances growth in the Spokane region.

To reflect the needs and priorities of the greater Spokane community, GSI is conducting outreach to nonprofits, municipalities, businesses, and member partners to gather input and feedback before the legislative session.

We invite local businesses and organizations to submit an idea or project. Submissions are due to the GSI Public Policy Council by October 18th for consideration by the Public Policy Council on October 24th. The necessary forms are included below with additional instructions for submission and information about GSI’s Public Policy Principles, which guide the decision-making process of the Public Policy Council.

Since its formation in 2007, GSI’s advocacy efforts have resulted in more than $900 million in funding for local projects and initiatives that improve our region. Past projects include the North Spokane Corridor, WSU Spokane’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and University of WA School of Medicine – Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership, critical water legislation, Fox Theater, YMCA/YWCA building, and more.

In collaboration with more than 10 of the largest chambers of commerce in the state, GSI works to pursue policies in workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance that provides cost savings to employers and reduces the regulatory burden on business.

Please fill out the State Investment Request Form and the Legislative Policy Request Form by October 18. View the 2023 State Legislative Agenda Timeline and GSI Public Policy Principles for reference.

If you have questions or ideas for the agenda, please call or email Director of Public Policy Jake Mayson at jmayson@greaterspokane.org or (509) 321-3625.

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