Business Climate

Rebalancing Priorities: The Case for Manufacturing Jobs Part I  September 18, 2017

Washington State Businesses Pay 58 Percent of State and Local Taxes  January 23, 2017

I-1433: A “Blunt Instrument” Increasing the Minimum Wage and Mandating Paid Sick Leave  August 10, 2016

By Mandating A Specific Compensation Mix, Labor Policies Take Flexibility Out of the Equation  February 17, 2016

Regulatory Reform: A Win-Win-Win for Agencies, Businesses, and Taxpayers  August 20, 2015

Mandating Paid Sick Leave in Washington  March 9, 2015

The Long-Lasting, Negative Consequences of the Minimum Wage  February 20, 2015

A Newly Expanded SEPA Threatens Washington's Competitiveness  June 11, 2014

Washington's Minimum Wage and Teenage Unemployment  February 19, 2014

Sector Distribution of Washington’s Minimum Wage Jobs  February 3, 2014

County Distribution of Washington’s Minimum Wage Jobs  January 30, 2014

The Best Interests of Washington’s Workers’ Compensation System  January 7, 2014

High Stakes for Washington in Competition for 777X  November 20, 2013

Proposition 1 and the "Living Wage Movement" in SeaTac: Increasing Unemployment, Decreasing Opportunity  August 16, 2013

More Reforms for Workers' Compensation  February 20, 2013

A Complex Maze of State and Local Laws and Regulations  October 24, 2012

Labor Costs in Washington  October 22, 2012

Characteristics of a Healthy Business Climate  June 26, 2012

Nations' Seventh-Best Business Climate?  February 3, 2012

New Reforms to Workers' Compensation  June 8, 2011

The Time Has Come to Fix Workers' Compensation  March 8, 2011

I-1082: A Choice for Industrial Insurance  October 13, 2010

Legislature Considers Bills that Would Increase Tort Costs  March 1, 2010

Mainstreaming Workers' Compensation: Reforms for 2010  January 15, 2010

The Economic Impact of Hiking Taxes to Close the Budget Gap  January 8, 2010

Seattle's Lost Decade: The City had Fewer Private Jobs in 2008 than in 2000  August 10, 2009

What If Boeing Left Washington?  (WashACE)  April 14, 2009

Washington's Current Vesting Doctrine Works Well  February 4, 2009

Flaws in Economic Modeling Should Be Corrected Before Legislature Approves Cap-and-Trade  (WashACE)  February 2, 2009

State Spending Growth 1995-97 to 2007-09  (WashACE)  December 16, 2008

Revenue Forecast Cut by $1.9 Billion  (WashACE)  November 26, 2008

Keeping a Lid on Labor Costs in Washington  (WashACE)  November 25, 2008

King County's 2009 Budget: "Turn Over Some Taxing Authority and No One Gets Hurt!"  November 24, 2008

Recession Looms for Seattle, City Should Restrain Spending  November 24, 2008

Make Unemployment Insurance Work  (WashACE) September 22, 2008

The Healthcare Spending Squeeze  (WashACE)  July 28, 2008

Washington Ranks 18th Highest in State and Local Taxes Per Capita, 28th in Taxes Per $1,000 of Income  May 20, 2008

Washington Remains Near the Top in Business Tax Burden  (WashACE)  May 12, 2008

Recent Trends in Health Care Spending  (WashACE)  April 3, 2008

Seattle's Business Taxes are a Competitiveness Issue  December 10, 2007

Referendum 67 Would Allow Punitive Damages in Insurance Lawsuits  October 22, 2007

Recent Fiscal Trends for the City of Seattle  October 10, 2007

Fasten Your Seatbelts  (WashACE)  October 9, 2007

Trends in State Spending  (WashACE)  March 29, 2007

Two New Reports on Business Taxes  March 9, 2007

Connecting With Health Care  February 26, 2007

Why Homes in Washington Cost Too Much  November 28, 2006

National Health Care and Insurance Trends  (WashACE)  November 17, 2006

I-933: Regulating Regulatory Takings  October 10, 2006

Vashon to Vote on PUD  October 3, 2006

Workers' Compensation 2006  (WashACE)  September 20, 2006

Infrastructure in Washington: Growth and Change  (WashACE)  September 7, 2006

Initiative 937: Tilting Towards Windmills  August 29, 2006

Consolidating Gains in a Transitional Economy  (WashACE)  August 16, 2006

Can We Afford Their Retirement?  (WashACE)  July 3, 2006

Infrastructure in Washington: Letting Growth Pay for Growth  March 21, 2006

Diagnosing Health Care Spending Growth  January 20, 2006

Malpractice at the Ballot Box: I-330 vs. I-336  October 17, 2005

The Prescription for Health Care: Quality and Consumer Choice  (WashACE)  September 20, 2005

Building a Budget for Long-Term Stability  (WashACE)  August 25, 2005

HB 2255 Repeals Needed UI Reforms  (WashACE) August 1, 2005

I-601: The Tie that No Longer Binds  (WashACE)  July 29, 2005

Pay Or Play: Yes, It's a Threat  March 15, 2005

Preserve UI Reform To Preserve Jobs  (WashACE)  February 15, 2005

Into the Pool Again After the Money's Gone  February 14, 2005

2005 Competitiveness Agenda: Catching the Tide  (WashACE)  January 2005

Washington's High Benefit-High Cost Workers' Compensation System  (WashACE)  February 2004

A Good Index Is Hard to Find  November 4, 2003

The Bad News is The Good News is Wrong  November 4, 2003

The Bill for Boeing  June 23, 2003

Closing the Budget Gap is Now a Major Competitiveness Challenge  September 17, 2002

2002 Competitiveness Report: Will Washington Shrug?  (WashACE)  January 22, 2002

Responsible Utility Regulation is a Key Competitiveness Issue  January 11, 2002

It's Our Business  December 17, 2001

Regional Economic Vitality Agenda  October 19, 2001

Energy Market Skewed by Subsidies  August 16, 2000

State Issues Ergonomic Rule, Business Objects  July 12, 2000

Some Gains for Business in 2000 Session  May 15, 2000

Single Payer Plan Proposed, Skepticism Advised  February 28, 2000

Legislature Passes, Governor Signs Unemployment Insurance Bill  February 16, 2000

PUD Telecom Bills Pass First Hurdle  February 10, 2000

Schools Would Benefit from Repeal of Prevailing Wage  December 21, 1999

More and Better Schools With Repeal of Prevailing Wage  December 20, 1999

Prevailing Wage Laws Mandate Excessive Costs  November 29, 1999

Washington's Cardroom Industry: a Fragile Recovery  November 29, 1999

How Washington Compares on Unemployment Insurance  November 2, 1999

Washington Business Taxes Highest in the West  October 6, 1999

Foreign Trade Barriers Hurt Washington Farmers  August 9, 1999

Salmon Update  August 6, 1999

With New Cities, New Concerns for Business  June 22, 1999

BPA Policy Encourages Utility Takeover Efforts  June 11, 1999

Legislature Ignores Workable Reforms  March 22, 1999

Legislature Considers Changes in Telecom Regulation  February 23, 1999

Salmon  January 29, 1999

Getting Back to Work: Reconsidering Unemployment Insurance in Washington  November 20, 1998

Unscrambling Telecommunications Policy  November 7, 1997

Liability Reform and the Economy  September 12, 1997

New Role for Regulators as Competition Comes to Utility Industries  July 28, 1997

Transportation's Role in the State Economy  March 6, 1997

Taxing Power: Electric Utility Taxes in a Competitive Environment  February 11, 1997

From Aberdeen to Wenatchee: Property Taxation in Fifteen Different Washington Cities  July 12, 1996

Sales Taxation of Services: the Good, the Bad, and the Costly  April 14, 1993