“They’re a well-run company, they produce a great product that’s very innovative, and the...

Grant County Economic Development Council Chair Brant Mayo regarding the effect of new tariffs on the REC Silicon manufacturing plant in Moses Lake.

Moving up the deadline … is a procedural win that will give more certainty...

Rep. Dan Newhouse on President Trump’s new memo concerning the Snake River dams.

“I think that anybody who is concerned about climate change should vote against 1631....

University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Professor Cliff Mass

“There will never be another freaking transportation package as long as this in place.”

Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers Political Director Billy Wallace, Jr. on Initiative 1631.

“I would say frankly as the president has said he’s not been satisfied with...

White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow on U.S.-China trade discussion.

“Everybody is having a hard time finding people across the board.”

Peggy Marker, president of Fort Lauderdale-based Marker Construction commenting on the shortage of skilled labor.

“The projections are that the economy is going to slow.”

St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard

“I’ve never seen a bump like this one, and I’ve been in business since...

-- Longtime Wenatchee real estate broker Steve Bishop on the area’s housing market boom

“We’re all seeing the effects of a bad #WaWILDFIRE season right now — just...

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz

“What’s happening to the beer companies is, they are losing all their craft beer...

Jon Taffer, host of Paramount Network’s “Bar Rescue.”

“I’ve been in this business for 40 years and we need to acknowledge when...

Washington State Department of Transportation Secretary Roger Millar

“It’s surreal. I guess it will seem real when we get the first bills...

Pike Place Fish Market Manager Samuel Samson referring to the recent purchase of the  Seattle business by long-time employees.

“It’s an above-average amount of money to spend on a campaign of this kind.”

Independent political consultant Aaron Pickus on the fundraising efforts to repeal Seattle’s job tax.

“Any business that tried to charge customers without their permission would have the state...

Freedom Foundation labor expert Maxford Nelson on a new lawsuit by Washington state workers to recover money from forced unionism.

“Technology will decide which country emerges as the world’s dominant economic power in the...

Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley Investment Managemen’s chief global strategist referring to U.S. and China

“We’re already looking ahead to 2019 as an opportunity. We’ll absolutely try to build...

Markham McIntyre, executive director of the Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy referring to the successful effort to repeal Seattle's head tax.

“Too many Seattleites don’t know how good we have it”

Seattle Times economic columnist Jon Talton  

“We really are as far from single-family residences as we can possibly get in...

Lynnwood Councilman Ian Cotton referring to a planned 18-story mixed-use development that will include 349 apartments.

“The idea of levying a tax on job creators seems so obviously counterproductive that...

-Kris Johnson, President of the Association of Washington Business, on the Seattle head tax.

“It’s giving us a black eye…It certainly makes the state look like we’re dominated...

-State Rep. Jim Walsh (R-19) on Seattle’s head tax.

“I firmly believe it undermines our international and national reputation.”

– former Governor Christine Gregoire on Seattle’s head tax.

“Taxing jobs is ‘counterproductive”

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Seattle’s proposed head tax.

“This is political hypocrisy on the part of Seattle and it’s economic illiteracy on...

Mike Davis, Dallas economist commenting on the city’s proposed head tax.
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