The Roundtable works to effect positive change on public policy issues that are most important to supporting state economic vitality and fostering opportunity for all Washingtonians. That work includes sharing news and analyzing policy developments affecting our state.

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RELEASE: New Regional Effort Aims to Establish Cascadia Innovation Corridor

September 20th, 2016

British Columbia and Washington leaders come together to strengthen collaboration, create cross-border opportunity VANCOUVER, British Columbia, September 20, 2016 – The creation of a new global hub for innovation and economic development is the focus of a conference being held today in Vancouver. The Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference brings together business and government leaders to explore the potential for joint partnerships in… Read more

Editorial Boards Across the State Criticize Anti-Charter Lawsuit

August 10th, 2016

In a move many expected, a lawsuit was filed last week to block the new public charter school law passed by the Legislature earlier this year. The lawsuit—filed by the Washington Education Association, school administrators, union groups, and others— alleges the new law contains the same constitutional flaws that caused the Supreme Court to strike down the original law passed by ballot initiative in… Read more


Around The Table: Safeco, Battelle, and Group Health

July 29th, 2016

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we spotlight recent news from Safeco, Battelle, and Group Health. Safeco Announces ‘Make More Happen’ Award Recipients The Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award recognizes independent insurance agents across the country who demonstrate extraordinary volunteerism for a nonprofit organization. Safeco recently announced the remaining 34 agency award recipients… Read more

Charter School Students Make Impressive Gains in First Year

July 11th, 2016

Washington’s public charter schools saw encouraging student achievement gains in their first year of operation. The eight schools – located in Seattle, Kent, Tacoma and Spokane – have published results from mid-year and end-of-year assessments. Here are the highlights: At the Spokane International Academy, 58 percent of K-1 students were reading below grade level at the start of the year. In the spring,… Read more

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