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Washington Policy Center launches series of Wake-Up breakfasts with legislators

The Legislature's current session will likely make some major decisions that affect Washington state businesses. The Washington Policy Center, an advocacy group largely focused on limiting government regulations, is hosting a series of information sessions to call attention to the key issues.

Each session will be a videoconference with a group of state legislators who want citizens to keep track of the key state issues.

Here's the schedule for the Wake-Up Call forums. They start usually at 7 a.m:

To RSVP for the breakfasts, contact Chris Cargill at 509 570-2384. Or email  For information, go to  Wake Up Call Coffee.


Washington Policy Center starts statewide small business tour

Lead the Way coverThe Washington Policy Center has started its own small business improvement campaign, with a 24-stop barnstorming tour this year, meeting with people to address business reform.

The center, based in Seattle and with an Eastern Washington office in Spokane, dubs this campaign “Lead the Way: Small Business and the Road to Recovery.” The WPC (at is a conservative education and research group.

Along with the visits to small business owners, the center will advocate for 24 ideas it considers essential to business reform

They range from market-determined Net “neutrality” to reforms in L&I plans and health insurance. The center has the full Lead the Way report on its site.

To see the itinerary, go to the extended jump.

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