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CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT AMENDMENTS INTRODUCED

Washington State Department of Commerce | October 06, 2016

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The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry. The Construction Contracts Act 2004 provides a useful mechanism for resolving contractual payment disputes and provides building contractors, subcontractors and suppliers with a right to be paid within a reasonable period of time, and a low cost method of enforcing that right....

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TENANCY PROTECTIONS FOR BOARDERS AND LODGERS BEING CONSIDERED

Washington State Department of Commerce | September 28, 2016

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Consumer Protection is seeking community feedback about whether new laws should be introduced to regulate boarding and lodging in WA. Boarders and lodgers are currently not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act, although boarding premises accommodating six or more people need to be registered with local government and comply with planning, health and other regulations....

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NEWS RELEASE: COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION BOARD INVESTS $2.3 MILLION TO GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES

Washington State Department of Commerce | September 15, 2016

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“CERB’s role is to be responsive to local needs by making timely and smart investment decisions. The board is pleased to collaborate with each of these communities to plan for future private sector jobs for Washington families,” said CERB Chair David Rhoden “CERB’s mission of creating jobs and sustainable rural economies is vital to our work in strengthening communities throughout the state. Working together, we provide targeted support for local governments ...

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NEWS RELEASE: $10 MILLION IN FEDERAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS AWARDED TO 22 RURAL WASHINGTON COMMUNITIES

Washington State Department of Commerce | September 15, 2016

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“These grants will help rural areas in every corner of Washington to innovate and diversify,” Gov. Jay Inslee said. “I look forward to seeing how these counties, cities and towns use these resources to strengthen their communities.” “These grants strengthen communities by helping address the diverse needs of rural areas – from priority infrastructure to affordable housing and economic development,” said Commerce Director Brian Bonlender. “Co...

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CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT AMENDMENTS INTRODUCED

Washington State Department of Commerce | October 06, 2016

The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry. The Construction Contracts Act 2004 provides a useful mechanism for resolving contractual payment disputes and provides building contractors, subcontractors and suppliers with a right to be paid within a reasonable period of time, and a low cost method of enforcing that right....

Read More
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TENANCY PROTECTIONS FOR BOARDERS AND LODGERS BEING CONSIDERED

Washington State Department of Commerce | September 28, 2016

Consumer Protection is seeking community feedback about whether new laws should be introduced to regulate boarding and lodging in WA. Boarders and lodgers are currently not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act, although boarding premises accommodating six or more people need to be registered with local government and comply with planning, health and other regulations....

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NEWS RELEASE: COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION BOARD INVESTS $2.3 MILLION TO GROW LOCAL ECONOMIES

Washington State Department of Commerce | September 15, 2016

“CERB’s role is to be responsive to local needs by making timely and smart investment decisions. The board is pleased to collaborate with each of these communities to plan for future private sector jobs for Washington families,” said CERB Chair David Rhoden “CERB’s mission of creating jobs and sustainable rural economies is vital to our work in strengthening communities throughout the state. Working together, we provide targeted support for local governments ...

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NEWS RELEASE: $10 MILLION IN FEDERAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS AWARDED TO 22 RURAL WASHINGTON COMMUNITIES

Washington State Department of Commerce | September 15, 2016

“These grants will help rural areas in every corner of Washington to innovate and diversify,” Gov. Jay Inslee said. “I look forward to seeing how these counties, cities and towns use these resources to strengthen their communities.” “These grants strengthen communities by helping address the diverse needs of rural areas – from priority infrastructure to affordable housing and economic development,” said Commerce Director Brian Bonlender. “Co...

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