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Published on Monday, January 22, 2018

Legislature takes action on capital budget, funds Public Works Trust Fund

On January 18, the Legislature took action on a critical piece of holdover legislation from the 2017 session – the capital budget! This bill’s passage sends much-needed resources to cities throughout the state.

In the final hours of the 2017 legislative session, legislators were not able to come to a deal on important water rights issues leading to an impasse on the capital budget. As the 2018 drew near, AWC called for swift action on the budget – and we are pleased to see it has finally passed.

Passage of this budget means a Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) loan list is funded. This is the first time since the 2011-13 biennium. It was a 2017 AWC priority to see the continuation of this important infrastructure funding source.

You can see more highlights of important programs to cities here.

You can find the capital budget bills and project lists here.