February 16 2020

Legislative Report: Week 5

Bellevue Chamber Weekly Report February 16, 2020 Page 1 of 11 Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 5 Week Overview General Update Tuesday, February 11th marked the second cutoff of session – House of Origin Fiscal Cutoff. By this date all bills referred to fiscal committees (Appropriations, Finance and Capital Budget Committees in the House... Read More

February 15 2020

Legislative Report: Week 4

February 10, 2020 Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 4 Week Overview General Update Friday, February 7th marked the first cutoff of session where all bills had to move out of the policy committee in the chamber in which they were originally introduced – called the house of origin – or they are now considered dead. The exception... Read More

February 8 2020

Legislative Report: Week 3

Bellevue Chamber Weekly Report February 2, 2020 Page 1 of 9 Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 3 Week Overview General Update The first cut-off of session is quickly approaching on Friday, February 7th, which means all bills must pass out of their house of origin policy committees or they will be considered dead unless... Read More

January 26 2020

Legislative Report: Week 2

Last week was another busy week filled with committee hearings on bills and some floor action in both chambers. Almost 1,500 bills have been introduced so far this session.

January 19 2020

Legislative Report: Week 1

The 2020 session began on Monday, January 13th. Legislators will be tackling affordable housing and homelessness, childcare accessibility, climate action, and addressing the impacts of I-976.

January 15 2020

Bellevue Chamber Endorses School Bond Measure

The Bellevue Chamber today announced its support for the upcoming school bond measure on the February 11, 2020 ballot

October 10 2019

Eastside Business Alliance Releases Final Round of Endorsements

Bellevue, WA – The Eastside Business Alliance (EBA), sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber, has completed its rigorous election endorsement processes and released a list of 19 pro-growth candidates for local, non-partisan office on the Eastside. EBA trustees spent three months researching and interviewing 38 candidates for office.

April 4 2019

More on the State Budget; Meydenbauer Bay Park is Open; City Boards and Commissions Need You

More on the State Budget Back in January, Governor Inslee proposed a $54.6 billion budget for the coming biennium, with $3.5 billion in new spending. Now the House has adopted a $52.6 billion budget and the Senate has come in at $52.2 billion. By comparison, a maintenance budget, meaning continuation of existing spending levels for... Read More

March 13 2019

More on Chamber Day; Meydenbauer Bay Park Grand Opening; Bel-Red Transformation

More on Chamber Day Now more than ever, it is important for businesses of all sizes to have a voice in Olympia. On February 27th, representatives of the East King County Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition descended on the state capitol for Chamber Day 2019. We shared our common legislative agenda with elected officials from... Read More

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