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.
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.
The Bellevue Chamber today announced its support for the upcoming school bond measure on the February 11, 2020 ballot
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.
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
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
Bellevue Hires New City Attorney Late last year, longtime Bellevue City Attorney Lori Riordan retired from public service. Now the City has announced her successor, Kathy Gerla. After decades of experience practicing law in our state, including stints as an assistant state attorney general and deputy county prosecutor, Kathy will join the City of Bellevue’s... Read More
Chamber Day 2019 and AWB Hill Climb; Possible Transportation Package; Access Bellevue Transportation Guide
Chamber Day 2019 at the State The Legislature has convened in Olympia for a 105-Day Session and elected officials need your feedback. Here’s your opportunity to get out of the office or off the production line for a day and join fellow business leaders from ten East King County Chambers of Commerce, on a whirlwind journey... Read More
East King Chambers Coalition Legislative Agenda; Chamber Day 2019 in Olympia; Bellevue Budget Wrap-Up
East King Chambers Coalition Legislative Agenda The East King County Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition has adopted its policy agenda for 2019, just in time for the upcoming 105-Day Legislative Session. Business leaders tell us that housing affordability and transportation solutions that keep people and goods moving are at the top of their list, so... Read More
Magic Season in Bellevue Street Closures; King County Charter Review; Human Services Commission Opening
Magic Season in Bellevue Street Closures & Traffic Map The Holidays have arrived and with them, Magic Season in Downtown Bellevue. Whether you plan to experience the Snowflake Lane At The Bellevue Collection, take a turn on the ice rink in Downtown Park, experience the beauty of Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden or... Read More