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

6

Oct

2017

Tax reform heats up in the other Washington – SALT on the table

As Congress grapples with reforming the federal tax code, one proposal under serious consideration is eliminating the deduction of state and local taxes (SALT) for individual taxpayers.
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Categories: Federal

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.

7

Apr

2017

Attorney General guidance on immigration enforcement

The Department of Justice (DOJ) was in the news recently announcing their plan to require cities applying for DOJ grants to certify their compliance with federal law, including Section 1373 of the U.S. Code.

17

Mar

2017

City officials storm Capitol Hill in the other Washington

Joining another 2,300 city officials from across the country, nearly 100 Washington city officials visited Washington, D.C. last week to attend a National League of Cities conference.
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Categories: Federal

17

Mar

2017

New report lays groundwork for a federal Infrastructure Initiative

As the new administration and Congress consider making major investment in the nation’s infrastructure, AWC has worked with the Association of Washington Business and state organizations representing counties and ports, to produce a report outlining some of the needs and benefits of state infrastructure investments.
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Categories: Federal

10

Feb

2017

AWC Federal Priorities under review

With the passage of time and changes in Washington D.C., it is again time to review the priorities.
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Categories: Federal

3

Feb

2017

Working to bring Federal infrastructure investments to Washington

The Trump Administration is following through on campaign promises to construct a new initiative to address the well-recognized need for a significant new federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure.

1

Feb

2017

Confusion and legal questions surround "sanctuary city" executive order

President Trump's executive order to withhold federal funds to sanctuary cities has caused confusion about what is a "sanctuary city," raised a host of legal questions, and led San Francisco to be the first city in the U.S. to file a lawsuit alleging the executive order is unconstitutional and exceeds the President's power.
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Categories: Federal

27

Jan

2017

New Federal Infrastructure Investment?

The Trump Administration is following through on campaign promises to construct a new initiative to address the well-recognized need for a significant new federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure.
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Categories: Federal

25

Jan

2017

Executive orders 101

Presidential executive orders have been in the news recently, including a number of issues that are relevant to state and local governments.
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Categories: Federal

22

Jul

2016

Federal Aviation Administration recognizes local authority in new drone regulations

In June, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued new rules on drones, recognizing that city leaders should play a role in regulating how, when, and where drones operate in their communities.

13

Apr

2016

Need your help to ensure local authority over drones remains, contact U.S. Senators now

The United States Senate is currently considering a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (H.R. 636), which includes a provision that would strip cities and states of our authority to regulate the use of drones in our communities.
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Categories: Federal

16

Mar

2016

Washington city officials attend NLC conference in D.C.

More than 70 Washington city officials traveled to warm and sunny Washington, D.C. to attend the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference.
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Categories: Federal

4

Mar

2016

AWC and city officials travel to D.C. to promote federal priorities

This week AWC’s leadership joins more than 70 other Washington city officials in advocating for federal policies that support our cities as they participate in the National League of City’s Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.
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Categories: Federal

29

Feb

2016

AWC Board adopts new Federal Legislative Priorities

Last month, the AWC Board of Directors adopted revised Federal Legislative Priorities
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