Senate Republicans: Teacher Pay Reform Needed To Fix BudgetRepublicans in the state Senate said Wednesday they want most teacher salary negotiations to be statewide, with fewer local dollars going to pay educators.
Negotiations On Transportation To Begin Next WeekTransportation leaders say that negotiations on a revenue package for roads and projects won't begin until the middle of next week.
House, Senate To Vote On Budget PlansLawmakers in the House and Senate are expected to vote on their respective budget plans.
Study Finds WSU Has $3.4B Economic Impact In StateA new study says Washington State University generated more than $3.4 billion in economic impact within the state last year.
Sen. Wyden: NSA Tech Spying Hurts EconomyThe Oregon Democrat held a public forum with Silicon Valley executives to discuss the threats from ongoing government electronic surveillance.
Washington Unemployment Rate 5.6 Percent Washington state's unemployment rate remained at 5.6 percent last month
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.
Report: Small Uptick In Revenues For WashingtonOfficials say a trend of slow economic growth is expected to continue in Washington state.
CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy CitedThe 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.
Boeing Machinists OK Contract Tied To 777XAfter much soul searching by union members, the 8-year contract extension passed with just 51 percent voting yes.
Campaign Seeks To Push Seattle Minimum Wage To $15 Washington already has the nation's highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there's a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15.
Washington, Oregon Unemployment Rates Nearing Pre-Recession NumbersWashington's unemployment rate has fallen below the 7 percent mark for the first time since November of 2008. Oregon's unemployment rate is close to matching the U.S. rate of 7.6 percent -- Oregon hasn't been on par with the national rate since March of 2007.