Seattle mayoral candidates visit Microsoft to talk tech, transportation

Posted by Irene PlenefischGovernment Affairs Manager, Microsoft Eight candidates in the Seattle mayoral race met in Redmond yesterday at a forum sponsored by the Microsoft Political Action Committee (MSPAC). The forum was moderated by KIRO Television’s evening news co-anchor Angela Russell and attended by a packed room of Microsoft employees. From left: KIRO television’s Angela…

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The View From Washington State: On the Verge of Making Computer Science A Credit That Counts

Posted by Jane BroomDirector of Community Affairs, Microsoft In a global economy that’s increasingly driven by technological innovation, computer science skills have become as fundamental as the traditional “three R’s.” But unfortunately, our nation’s schools haven’t been able to keep up with the incredible pace of change. In fact, four decades after computing visionaries like…

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A Healthy and Vibrant Economy: Keep Incentives for Tech Employers on the Table

Posted by DeLee ShoemakerSenior Director of State Government Affairs, Microsoft Editor’s Note: This post is part of a monthly series from Microsoft called “The View from Washington State.” The View from Washington State provides insight and commentary on topics and trends of importance to technology, education, corporate citizenship and public policy in Washington State. Last…


The View From Washington State: 3 Ways to Improve STEM Education In Our State

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a monthly series from Microsoft called “The View from Washington State”. The View from Washington State provides insight and commentary on topics and trends of importance to technology, education, corporate citizenship and public policy in Washington State. Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal &…

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The View from Washington State: Information Technology Sector Vital to the Future of Washington State

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a monthly series from Microsoft called “The View from Washington State”. The View from Washington State provides insight and commentary on topics and trends of importance to technology, education, corporate citizenship and public policy in Washington State. Posted by Irene PlenefischGovernment Affairs Manager, Microsoft Washington’s Governor-Elect Jay Inslee…


The View from Washington State: Looking Back at the 2012 Election, Looking Ahead to the 2013 Legislative Session

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a monthly series from Microsoft called “The View from Washington State”. The View from Washington State provides insight and commentary on topics and trends of importance to technology, education, corporate citizenship and public policy in Washington State. Posted by DeLee ShoemakerSenior Director of State Government Affairs, Microsoft With…