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Young Professional Annual Dinner

Young Professionals will join over 1,200 prominent business, policy and community leaders at the pre-event reception, enjoy drinks and a three-course dinner and hear from former Defense Secretary, Robert Gates and investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson via a live simulcast. 

New at Washington Policy Blog

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
After months of doubt, threats and controversy, bus riders and taxpayers finally have some good news: the King County Councilmembers unanimously voted to stop the bus service cuts they had planned for 2015. County officials now say they will limit their cut to a total of 151,000 hours of bus service, instead of the 600,000 bus hours they threatened earlier this year, citing windfall sales tax revenues and better management practices at Metro.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Environmental policy provides numerous examples where trendy politics and ignorance trump sound science. The City of Seattle's latest action to protect honeybees is just the latest example. Taking a step called "very conservative," the City of Seattle announced it will no longer use a class of pesticides called neonicitinoids. The resolution, which is boilerplate language from other cities, claims:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
To help voters understand the class size reduction initiative on the November ballot, Washington Policy Center has just published a new study, “Citizens Guide to Initiative 1351: To Reduce Class Sizes.”