2016 Washington State Media Coverage

Date: February 29, 2016 Last Edit: July 18, 2016

Below is sample media coverage of the small-business agenda from most recent to the beginning of the year. This story is updated periodically.


The Columbian, October 9—NFIB’s endorsement of Rep. Lynda Wilson for state senate is reported by the Vancouver-area daily newspaper.

Redmond Reporter, October 8—In a letter to the editor, a writer cites NFIB’s endorsement of Ramiro Valderrama for state representative as a key qualification.

Daily Sun, September 27—U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse receives a Guardian of Small Business Award from NFIB CEO and President Juanita Duggan.

KOMO News AM-1000—NFIB/Washington State Director Patrick Connor comments on the latest Optimism Index findings.

The Daily News, June 6—NFIB’s naming of Sen. John Braun as one of only three outstanding legislators is reported.

Sammamish Review, April 19—Eastlake High School senior Anthony Humay wins NFIB Young Entrepreneurship Award to put toward his college costs.

The Elway Poll, April 12—NFIB contributes perspective in a survey of lobbyists’ views on the 2016 session of the Washington Legislature.

RH Reality Check, March 9—News site of advocacy group quotes State Director Patrick Connor on bill dealing with pregnancy accommodations.

GeekWire, February 28—
State Director Patrick Connor quoted on complicated bill dealing with compensation discussions between employees and its relation to gender equity.

Fox News, February 25—
State Director Patrick Connor calls Seattle’s proposed flexible-schedule ordinance one more straw breaking the back of job-creation in the city. The interview appeared on Seattle television, as well as KAYU-TV’s Good Day Spokane program. The print version was also picked up by Yahoo Finance, and Patriotpost.us.

InvestigateWest, February 18—Online news service quotes State Director Patrick Connor on a dozen legislative bills dealing with employer involvement in pregnancy accommodations and other reproductive issues.
Maple Valley Reporter, February 2—NFIB’s tips on Valentine’s Day conduct in workplaces is re-printed by the newspaper, which also serves the communities of Covington and Black Diamond.
Daily Sun News, January 26—Coverage of NFIB/Washington’s Small Business Day at the Capitol event.
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