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Senate Republicans: Teacher Pay Reform Needed To Fix Budget

Republicans in the state Senate said Wednesday they want most teacher salary negotiations to be statewide, with fewer local dollars going to pay educators.

CBS Seattle–04/15/2015

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Negotiations On Transportation To Begin Next Week

Transportation leaders say that negotiations on a revenue package for roads and projects won’t begin until the middle of next week.

CBS Seattle–04/09/2015

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House, Senate To Vote On Budget Plans

Lawmakers in the House and Senate are expected to vote on their respective budget plans.

CBS Seattle–04/02/2015

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Study Finds WSU Has $3.4B Economic Impact In State

A new study says Washington State University generated more than $3.4 billion in economic impact within the state last year.

CBS Seattle–03/26/2015

The Oregon Democrat held a public forum with Silicon Valley executives to discuss the threats from ongoing government electronic surveillance. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Wyden: NSA Tech Spying Hurts Economy

The Oregon Democrat held a public forum with Silicon Valley executives to discuss the threats from ongoing government electronic surveillance.

10/08/2014

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Washington Unemployment Rate 5.6 Percent

Washington state’s unemployment rate remained at 5.6 percent last month

CBS Seattle–09/17/2014

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Study: Slowed State Tax Growth Aids The Wealth Gap

The study by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s shows a significant decline in annual average state tax growth among the 10 most sales tax-dependent states, which includes Washington.

CBS Seattle–09/15/2014

A Seattle CEO who set all firm salaries at $70,000 says both he and his company have faced hardships following the move. (FILE PHOTO. Credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Small Uptick In Revenues For Washington

Officials say a trend of slow economic growth is expected to continue in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–06/17/2014

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CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.

05/29/2014

The 777X will be built in the Puget Sound area by Boeing employees represented by the Machinists union. (Getty Images)

Boeing Machinists OK Contract Tied To 777X

After much soul searching by union members, the 8-year contract extension passed with just 51 percent voting yes.

01/04/2014

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