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

21

Jul

2017

Capital budget and water deal eludes Legislature

The two remaining issues of the 2017 legislative session are unresolved as legislators were unable to find common ground before the end of the third special session on July 20.

21

Jul

2017

New law may require you to update responsible bidder forms

SB 5301, Sen. Miloscia (R-Federal Way), amends the state’s responsible bidder criteria.

7

Jul

2017

Capital budget fate still unclear and linked to water rights fight

Legislators continue to try to find consensus on a controversial water rights fight holding up the adoption of the state's capital budget.

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.

16

Jun

2017

Still waiting on Public Works Trust Fund fate

Conversations have slowly continued between the House and Senate on how to finalize the approach on the Public Works Trust Fund.

2

Jun

2017

Local infrastructure funding depends on budget and water negotiations

The final resolution to our infrastructure priority probably will not be resolved until the very end of session.

14

Apr

2017

Congress in recess – AWC and partners talk infrastructure

The U.S. Congress is in recess and members of our delegation here at home.

14

Apr

2017

Saving the Public Works Trust Fund is within our grasp

On Wednesday April 12 the House passed SB 5033 which makes changes to the Public Works Trust Fund program (PWTF) reflecting the reforms developed by AWC and a coalition of other PWTF advocates.

14

Apr

2017

Subcontractor bonding bill passes Legislature

HB 1538, sponsored by Rep. Melanie Stambaugh (R-Puyallup), requires a prime contractor to provide a bond for the subcontractors’ portion of retainage if requested.

7

Apr

2017

Good news for cities in House capital budget

Last week we gave you highlights on the Senate’s proposed capital budget that has many positives for cities.

31

Mar

2017

Senate passes very good capital budget for cities

After several years of challenging capital budgets, we are encouraged by the capital budget that passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday March 30.

17

Mar

2017

Small city mayors show their support for the Public Works Trust Fund

With the Legislature poised to release budget proposals in the coming weeks, now is a critical time to remind legislators of the importance of the Public Works Trust Fund, especially for smaller communities.

10

Mar

2017

There is still a chance to preserve the Public Works Trust Fund if we keep up the pressure

We are still hearing positive indications that the House is interested in moving forward with an amended version of the AWC public works reform proposal, HB 1677, and using that as a vehicle to advance a conversation about preserving the Public Works Assistance Account.

10

Mar

2017

Bill that would change claims process on construction contracts fails to pass

SB 5788 concerning construction contracts, has died.

3

Mar

2017

Public works apprenticeship utilization bill on the move

HB 1849 makes several changes to apprenticeship utilization requirements on public works projects.
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