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

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

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.

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.

24

Feb

2017

Public Works Trust Fund bills likely to move in the House, but not right away

A bipartisan workgroup of legislators from the House Capital Budget Committee has been meeting to find a path forward on a proposal for local infrastructure funding.

12

Dec

2016

AWC is working on a new strategy to refresh the city state infrastructure partnership

Thirty years ago, Washington established the Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF), creating a national model – the first revolving loan fund for community infrastructure.

12

Dec

2016

Legislative Bulletin – December 12, 2016

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

14

Mar

2016

Final blow to Public Works Trust Fund imminent without your voice

This is your last chance to tell legislators that cities need the state's partnership to fund local infrastructure and the critical Public Works Trust Fund.

29

Feb

2016

Majority of Senate votes to restore PWTF cut, but amendment still fails

In a bit of a surprise, a majority of the Senate voted to restore the latest $10 million sweep of the Public Works Trust Fund that was proposed in the Senate budget.

31

Jul

2015

Mixed bag on infrastructure this session – much accomplished but still a lot to do

Your favorite flavor of infrastructure might be the most important determinant of how you feel the legislative session turned out.

24

Apr

2015

Budget negotiators will need to resolve different approaches on Public Works Trust Fund

The Public Works Trust Fund is a critical infrastructure loan program and should be maintained as an ongoing and reliable source of funding for local infrastructure.

30

Mar

2015

Unexpected deficit balance of Public Works Assistance Account means it cannot absorb any further sweeps

AWC recently received some alarming news from the staff of the Public Works Board (PWB).

6

Feb

2015

Changes to Public Works Board membership and process proposed

The Public Works Board has introduced legislation regarding administration of the public works assistance account (HB 1959).

9

Jan

2015

What happened to the Public Works Trust Fund in the Governor’s budget?

When Governor Inslee released his budget we noticed that it only allocated about$70 million for Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) construction loans, while the Public Works Board had recommended funding about $170 million in projects.

18

Nov

2014

The Ugly Truth: Infrastructure Investment Video

As part of Operation: Strong Cities, we have been asking cities and towns to enhance the way they interact with their communities and legislators.
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