New state revenue numbers are out, with good news for the state budget. However, there's still a big budget hole to fill in order to comply with the McCleary ruling, which requires full state funding of basic K-12 education by 2018. We also discuss new employment numbers, as well as the Obama administration overtime rule that's been suspended by a court order, and the latest on the City of Seattle's moves toward more restrictive regulations on employers.
Click here for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics release on national employment numbers.
Click here for Washington's Monthly Employment Report from the state Employment Security Department.
Here's the most recent Economic & Revenue Update from the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
Here's our blog post on labor policy reprieves, in Seattle and the nation.
And here's our blog post on the City of Seattle's job-scheduling mandate.