‘Seattle doesn’t speak for entire state’: Lawmaker proposes employee tax credit in distressed counties
SHELTON, Wash. -- Shelton in Mason County is less than 2 hours from Seattle. “It almost does feel like a different state,” Tom Beben said. Because the bedroom community covets the economic prosperity that never came. “It never really boomed, it’s pretty much stayed stagnant for the last 10 years,” Beben said.