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

11

Jan

2013

Legislators and a new Governor gather to address fiscal challenges and opportunities: what’s at stake for cities?

On January 14 at noon, legislators will gather in Olympia to begin what promises to be 105 days of serious, difficult, and likely dramatic deliberations as they craft a two-year state budget that must be adopted and agreed upon by our new Governor by no later than July 1.

14

Dec

2012

AWC Board adopts 2013 legislative priorities and issue positions as a new Governor and Legislature prepare to come to Olympia

On December 7, AWC’s Board of Directors met and affirmed their decision made in September that the collective voice of cities will focus on three core themes this coming legislative session: ensure fiscal sustainability and flexibility, foster and invest in economic development and infrastructure, and enhance service provision.

13

Nov

2012

The election dust has almost settled and the Legislature saw a sea of change in both the Senate and the House.

There will be nine or ten new senators and 18 or more new House members.

28

Sep

2012

What's happening in the "other" Washington?

Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through March 2013 and then adjourned until after the November elections.

28

Sep

2012

What issues do cities care about coming in to the 2013 legislative session?

We are well on our way to figuring that out and hope you agree. If not, please let me know.

28

Sep

2012

Will the next Governor and other statewide elected officials be responsive to cities?

Many of our statewide elected offices will have new faces after the election – regardless of who wins. No incumbents are running for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State or Auditor.

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