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

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

19

May

2017

First special session ending – will a second help or hurt cities?

Partisan gridlock is alive and well in Olympia as the 30-day special session concludes in a near-empty Capitol on May 23.

10

May

2017

Special session update – Where are legislators?

Legislators have now been in session for 122 days – 17 of those in overtime.

5

May

2017

Day 15 special session report – Where are legislators?

Legislators have now been in session for 120 days – 15 of those in overtime.

24

Apr

2017

Session in overtime – now what for cities?

The 105-day regular session came to a close April 23.

14

Apr

2017

Pending special session, budget impasse impacts cities

Budget leaders from the House Democrats and Senate Republicans are failing to negotiate in the short time left before session is scheduled to end.

7

Apr

2017

When legislative budget leads start talking, here is what cities think of their ideas

Lead House and Senate negotiators have not publicly agreed to talks, but when they start, AWC has shared key items needed to support strong cities and towns across the state.

5

Apr

2017

Share AWC House and Senate budget comment letter with your legislators

Representing all 281 cities and towns, AWC testified in both chambers on our impressions of how each budget helps or hurts strong cities.

3

Apr

2017

Spring into action!

With three weeks left before this session is scheduled to conclude, legislators are now focused on resolving budget and policy differences between House Majority Democrats and Senate Majority Republicans.

29

Mar

2017

Decision time in Olympia, voice your views on critical issues

The countdown clock to adjournment is ticking and city voices can truly make a difference on the key policy and fiscal issues still under consideration.

27

Mar

2017

House proposed operating budget release today following last week’s passage of the Senate operating budget 25-24 – with good/bad news for cities

Here is a quick comparison of the key city impacts from the Senate budget passed on a partisan vote last week, and what is proposed in the House Democrats budget unveiled this afternoon, which is likely to be acted upon by Friday.

24

Mar

2017

State budget alert: Senate Majority Coalition Caucus proposed budget released today

Today, the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus released their proposed budget for 2017-19.

17

Mar

2017

Senate budget impact on cities coming mid-week, so get ready!

We’re about to know how the Senate budget writers view longstanding partnerships with cities.
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