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

14

Dec

2012

County court rejects Legislature’s repeal of PERS 1 and TRS 1 annual increases

On November 9, a Thurston County judge ruled that the 2011 Legislature improperly repealed an annual increase provided to retirees and beneficiaries of PERS 1 and TRS 1.

14

Dec

2012

Governor to release state budget proposal next week

Next week, Governor Gregoire is expected to release her 2013-15 state budget.

14

Dec

2012

Legislative committee recommends restoring local government liquor revenue

Over the interim, we’ve been reporting on the Legislature’s Joint Select Committee on Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corporations, and Local Government Finance.

9

Nov

2012

How will cities be funded in the future?

Over the past several years, it has become increasingly obvious that the current method of funding city services is fundamentally broken.

9

Nov

2012

I-502: Impacts of the marijuana initiative

Initiative 502 legalizes the possession, use, and sale of marijuana in the state of Washington.

9

Nov

2012

The fiscal cliff

With the elections (mostly) over, attention at the federal level is turning toward the looming “fiscal cliff” of $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts to defense and domestic programs if Congress does not act by early January.

28

Sep

2012

Legislators hear from cities and counties about junior taxing district consolidation ideas

The group of eight legislators charged with looking at possible consolidation of special/junior taxing districts held their third meeting earlier this week.

2

Jul

2012

One time revenue from liquor store auctions

Many cities have noticed an increase in their liquor profit distributions this quarter.
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