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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

22

Jan

2018

Legislators need to hear from you!

Whether in Olympia or at home this week, let your legislators hear city voices.

15

Jan

2018

Short Session – Little time to solve big issues

The opening week of this “short” legislative session began with the new Senate Democratic majority getting settled and the Governor delivering his annual State-of-the-State address where he outlined his priorities.

7

Jan

2018

2018 session likely to be brief and concise – Cities hope for help to prosper and care for those less fortunate

The 60-day 2018 legislative session is here. Over the coming weeks, legislators and Governor Inslee will consider, debate, and ultimately decide how to help manage and invest in our collective future.

18

Dec

2017

Legislators return in 2018 with different expectations and challenges – what might it mean for cities?

The balance of power has again shifted in Olympia and how that impacts cities will be a major focus of AWC during what we hope will be a short 60-day session beginning January 8 and ending March 8.

13

Nov

2017

Control of the state Senate shifts – How might it impact cities?

Following a special election in the Seattle suburbs last week, Senate Democrats regained the majority by one vote after five years of Republican control.

9

Oct

2017

AWC Board adopts 2018 Legislative Priorities

On Friday September 29, the AWC Board of Directors adopted four city priorities for the upcoming 2018 legislative session.

8

Sep

2017

Ways to engage as AWC prepares 2018 Legislative Priorities

Later this month, AWC’s Board of Directors will consider recommendations from our Legislative Priorities Committee on which priorities we will focus on for the upcoming 60-day legislative session.

14

Aug

2017

2017 session recap: It took a record-breaking 193 days to finish, there’s still no capital budget, but overall, city issues were mostly addressed

The need for legislators to finally and fully address K-12 funding gaps dwarfed most other issues during the 2017 legislative session.

2

Aug

2017

Seeking nominations for AWC’s legislative City Champion Award!

Did your legislator do great things not only for your city, but for all cities throughout the state?

24

Jul

2017

Third special session ends without passage of a capital budget

After a record-breaking 193 days, legislators adjourned their third special session on July 20 without passing a capital budget.

7

Jul

2017

Legislature still not finished as AWC begins work identifying priorities for the 2018 session

The state’s operating, transportation and supplemental budgets have been adopted and signed by the Governor, but legislators have yet to adjourn while still in their third special session, ending July 20.

30

Jun

2017

Cities fare well in adopted 2017-19 state operating budget

On the final day of the state’s fiscal year, and 175 days after coming to Olympia in January, legislators adopted an operating budget, thus avoiding a state government shutdown.

17

Jun

2017

Legislators know it’s time to finish and go home

Second special session concludes on June 21 after 165 days, and there’s still no action on operating or capital budgets.

2

Jun

2017

Be on the lookout for your call to action

AWC needs your help so we can continue to help keep your cities strong.

24

May

2017

Don’t use city funds to fill state budget gaps

Statement from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) in response to a second special legislative session
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