Washington Container Fee
|Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 1|
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas
Co-Sponsors: Rep. Samuels, Rep. Wilson, Rep. Gruenberg, Rep. LeDoux, Rep. Olson, Rep. Johansen, Rep. Edgmon, Rep. Kelly, Rep. Chenault, Sen. Elton, Sen. Wilken, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Cowdery, Sen. Stedman, Sen. Huggins, Sen. Wielechowski, Rep. Olson, Sen. Stevens, Sen. Bunde, Sen. Wagoner, Sen. French, Sen. Dyson, Rep. Thomas, Sen. Ellis, Sen. Therriault, Sen. Green
“Opposing the enactment by the Washington State Legislature of a bill proposing to impose a fee on the processing of shipping containers in the State of Washington because of the negative impact of the fee on the people and the economy of this state.”
Posted: February 12, 2007
Alaska depends heavily on goods shipped through ports in Washington state, which has long been a gateway to this state. In 2003, Alaska was the Puget Sound's 5th largest trading partner. The close economic connection between Alaska and Washington is responsible for at least 103,500 jobs and over $4 billion in labor earnings.
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