"The increase is needed to ensure the Contractor Registration program remains consistent with fee increases required by statute and to help improve the program’s fund balance."
That's the justification from Labor and Industries in WA state (L&I) for proposing a 5.79 percent increase in t...
The Bill considers a price increase of 15% or more to be price gouging. However, it does not (especially in building and construction industry) consider price hikes passed onto purchasers by manufacturers.
Critics find it interesting that the Governor does not deem construction as 'essential' yet the state in many areas is facing housing shortages...yet he considers pot stores 'essential' and necessary to stay open.