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16

Jun

2017

New water bill creates unfunded mandates and legal risks for cities

AWC is working this session to resolve the challenges created by the two state Supreme Court water cases known as Hirst and Foster.

2

Jun

2017

Legislature still struggling to find fixes for water management issues

Discussions are continuing in an attempt to resolve the chaos created by the two state Supreme Court water cases known as “Hirst” and “Foster.”

3

Mar

2017

Hirst/Foster water bill passes the Senate

SB 5239 passed the Senate with a 28-21 vote, with all 25 Republicans voting yes, joined by three Democrats.

24

Feb

2017

Senate water management bill moves

SB 5239, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick (R-Moses Lake) moved out of Senate Ways & Means Committee.

10

Feb

2017

Critical water bills get hearing and one bill advances

Bills seeking to address the challenges resulting from the recent Hirst and Foster Supreme Court cases continue to get a lot of attention.

3

Feb

2017

New responses to the Hirst and Foster water rights court decisions will be heard in the House

We have been updating you on our efforts to resolve challenges created by recent Supreme Court decisions on the management of water in Washington State.

20

Jan

2017

Major water bills heard on Tuesday the 24

SB 5024 and SB 5239 present alternative approaches to the Hirst water case that has potentially profound implications on the management of water resources in the state.
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