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Proposed WA laws would better protect consumers from hackers
Proposed WA laws would better protect consumers from hackers (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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New Bill Would Protect Washington Consumers Over Identity Theft

The Washington State Attorney General is working with the State House and Senate to sponsor a bill that would greatly increase consumer protection in the event of data breaches and identity theft.

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Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th.
Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th. (City of Kennewick - Three Rivers Convention Center).
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BIG Policy Conference Coming to Tri-Cities January 6th – They Want YOUR Opinion

If you read our website, Facebook page, and listen to Newstalk 870,  you're probably familiar with The Washington Policy Center.   Now, they're coming to the Tri-Cities, bringing in some pretty powerful leaders, and they want your opinions.

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Are they one of the more stringent stores?
Are they one of the more stringent stores? (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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7 Retailers with “Stingy” Return Policies – According to Business Experts

If you're one of the millions of Americans who got something they didn't really want for Christmas,  consider these retailers who make it a little challenging to return gifts.

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NFIB fires back against Inslee's environmental plans in budget
NFIB fires back against Inslee's environmental plans in budget (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)
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Leading Business Group Hits “Back” Against Inslee Gas ‘Tax’ Plan with Radio Ads

In the wake of Gov. Inslee announcing a plan for low carbon fuel standards and other costly environmental ideas in his 2015-17 budget, a leading business group is hitting back hard on the airwaves, and asking for the public's help.

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$36 million a drop in bucket compared to state budget
$36 million a drop in bucket compared to state budget (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Report Touts Inslee’s Programs Saving $36 Million, Ignores $12 Billion Budget

Tuesday,  Gov. Inslee's office released results of several government efficiency programs that claim to have in various forms, saved the state $36 million dollars.

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T-Mobile agrees to settlement, will stop "cramming" charges on bills.
T-Mobile agrees to settlement, will stop "cramming" charges on bills. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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230,000 WA Cell Customers May Get Refund from T-Mobile

On the heels of a major settlement with cellular provider T-Mobile, many of you may be entitled to some cash.

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Inslee wants to tax e-cigs, related products - even nicotine free
Inslee wants to tax e-cigs, related products - even nicotine free (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Proposed Budget Includes 95% Tax on e-Cigs, Related Products

Critics say tax would not only 'destroy' their profits, but drive consumers back to traditional cigarettes.

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Inslee (center in photo) plans numerous new taxes in 2015-17 budget
Inslee (center in photo) plans numerous new taxes in 2015-17 budget . (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Budget Proposal Includes Capitol Gains Tax, Raising Cigarette Taxes

So much for his campaign promise to veto any new taxes.   A long time ago, when Candidate Inslee was running for office,  he said he thought the state budget could be balanced without tax increases.   Governor Inslee has apparently come down with amnesia.

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Why what's happening in Olympia is important to YOU
Why what's happening in Olympia is important to YOU (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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Why Gov. Inslee’s Environmental Plans Matter To YOU

To some, it may seem distant,  thinking what happens in Olympia won't really affect them.  But nothing could be further from the truth.

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Which industries does Inslee specifically consider to be polluters?
Which industries does Inslee specifically consider to be polluters? (Newstalk 870 file image)
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Which Industries Will Face ‘Pollution’ Tax Under Gov. Inslee’s Environmental Plan?

This week,  WA Governor Jay Inslee released information about how he wants to spend $12-plus billion dollars to upgrade roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure in our state.

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