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Thursday, the Senate passed a good pro-jobs bill and it happened to be Rep. Matt Manweller's first bill to make it through the legislative process.   House Bill 1396 changes the...

April 12, 2013

Even in a Slow Economy, State Government Wages a War on Work As Washington state faces persistent and systemic high levels of unemployment, we should be asking ourselves one simple question: why...

April 4, 2013

On Wednesday, the House Labor and Workforce Development Committee considered an amendment to a bill that would have allowed employers to ask for an employee’s social media passwords, such as Facebook,...

April 4, 2013

Lead Republicans on the House Labor and Workforce Development Committee responded today to House Democrats who held a press conference to introduce a House Joint Memorial that would create a “training...

March 7, 2013

Read about our package of bills to create jobs, grow the economy and help incomes rise.

Feb. 15, 2013

A bill to reduce the costs of school construction received a public hearing today in the House Labor and Workforce Development Committee.   House Bill 1255, introduced by Rep. Matt Manweller,...

Jan. 31, 2013

Reps. Judy Warnick and Matt Manweller introduced House Bill 1249 to temporarily suspend the prevailing wage for public projects involved in reconstruction after the Taylor Bridge fire. On Jan. 30, the...

Jan. 31, 2013