Guest Blog: Lodging Tax

This guest blog is written by Morgan Hickel who is the State Government Affairs Manager from the Washington Hospitality Association.  Generating and improving local tourism is critically important to all communities, residents, and businesses in the state of Washington. Recently, however, our members have expressed challenges with the local lodging tax process and the transparency in the use of these dollars. Under Washington

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JLARC Wants Your Input Land Use Regulations

The Washington Legislature’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) is studying efforts to protect habitat through land acquisition and regulations. JLARC’s wide-ranging study will include working with six counties to help understand how the counties manage land use regulations.  These six counties are: Asotin, Clark, Jefferson, King, Kittitas, and Okanagan. JLARC staff consulted with the Washington State Association of

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