ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

Eye On Olympia

Business makes its pitch, and finds allies in the Senate…

On Wednesday, Washington small businesses will have their day in Olympia, pushing for — among other things — a lower minimum wage for teens and trainees. It’s now $7.01 an hour, or a bit over $14,000 a year. Hearings on this are slated for Wednesday and Thursday.
In the Senate, meanwhile, Republicans on Wednesday plan to launch four business-related bills, including proposals to reduce regulations and squelch Washington’s new ergonomics rules, intended to prevent workplace injuries. Look for a fight from Democrats, particularly over ergonomics, which organized labor sees as a critical worker-protection issue.

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Olympia

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Richard Roesler covers Washington state news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Olympia.

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Eye On Olympia.

Follow Richard Roesler
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here