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

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Feb

2018

Sales and use tax flexibility bill continues to roll through the Legislature

HB 2006 continues to move through the legislative process.

16

Feb

2018

Housing, homelessness, and human services update after cutoff

One of the major cutoffs in the legislative calendar happened on February 14.

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Feb

2018

Opioid use disorder prevention and treatment

Communities and individuals suffering from the opioid epidemic may find some relief thanks to HB 2489.

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Feb

2018

Three bills supporting individuals suffering from mental health pass out of the House

Thursday, February 8 was a great night for the state on tackling problems on city streets.

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Feb

2018

Prescription drug take-back bill poised for action in the House

A major milestone may be close at hand for the long-running effort to start a producer-funded medication take back program in the state.

2

Feb

2018

Bills to provide funding for mental health first responders pass out of committee

SB 5970 and HB 2892 propose grant programs for local law enforcement agencies to develop and operate mental health field response teams.

2

Feb

2018

Housing, homelessness and behavioral health bill status updates

It has been an eventful week in the human services and housing arena.

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Jan

2018

Hearings scheduled for bills to provide funding for mental health and law enforcement co-response programs

SB 5970 and HB 2892 propose grant programs to assist local law enforcement agencies to develop and operate mental health field response teams.

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Jan

2018

Affordable housing and homelessness bills on the move

A number of affordable housing and homelessness bills of importance to cities continue to move through the process.

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Jan

2018

Bills to address the opioid crisis set for hearing

Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson have both introduced a package of legislation attempting to deal with the opioid crisis.

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Dec

2017

AWC board finalizes legislative priority to address behavioral health challenges

On December 8, the AWC board approved more specific language for our legislative priority to address behavioral health challenges across the state.

8

Sep

2017

AWC participates in housing tools conversation

AWC recently participated in a conversation with Democratic lawmakers and housing, homelessness and faith community advocates to discuss opportunities to provide new tools and resources that address the challenges of homelessness and housing affordability.

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Aug

2017

Some progress made on affordable housing and homelessness

Helping our communities address the challenges of homelessness and affordable housing has been a major focus for AWC in recent years.

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Jun

2017

Disposition of housing and homelessness issues continues to be unclear

Once again, the status of conversations about whether the Legislature will pass any of the housing and homelessness bills remains uncertain.

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Jun

2017

Governor signs law to help providers and local governments confront opioid crisis

Gov. Inslee signed HB 1427, sponsored by Rep. Eileen Cody (D-West Seattle) that enacts several recommendations made by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force.
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