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

17

Oct

2014

Infrastructure Funds at Risk Again, the Time to Act is Now

Although the election is still a few weeks away, state agencies are working on their budget requests to the Governor as part of the 2015-2017 biennial budget proposal.

8

Aug

2014

Public Works Board Approves 2016 Construction Loan List

This afternoon (Friday, August 8) the Public Works Board approved the 2016 construction loan.

8

Aug

2014

More Stories of Infrastructure: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

AWC is rolling out stories from across the state as part of our efforts to draw attention to the need to restore funding for local infrastructure.

28

May

2014

Public Works Trust Fund Survey Responses Requested

Did your city lose out on a Public Works Trust Fund loan when the legislature swept all of the funds in 2013?

18

Apr

2014

No action on infrastructure

Several of AWC’s priorities this year related to one idea: resources and tools to finance local infrastructure.

9

Apr

2014

What is happening with the Public Works Trust Fund?

Are you confused that the Public Works Board is soliciting applications for Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) loans after you had heard that the money for the PWTF had been swept by the legislature?

28

Feb

2014

Public Works Trust Fund bill – Still not scheduled for public hearing

SHB 2244, the bill that restores diverted revenues to the Public Works Assistance Account at the end of this fiscal biennium, passed the House on February 18, but has still not been scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Ways & Means Committee.

19

Feb

2014

House passes bill to restore revenues for Public Works Assistance Account – Now it’s time to contact your Senators

Yesterday afternoon the House passed SHB 2244 which would restore revenues for the Public Works Assistance Account beginning July 1, 2015.

12

Feb

2014

Public Works Trust Fund bill passes out of Committee – contact your Representatives now to keep it moving

SHB 2244 returns diverted revenues to the Public Works Trust Fund beginning with the 2015-17 biennium.

7

Feb

2014

Public Works Trust Fund bills move out of committee

After the impressive city presence at the hearing on Rep. Derek Stanford’s (D-Bothell) HB 2244, the House Capital Budget Committee passed the bill out of committee and it is now in the House Appropriations Committee.

31

Jan

2014

Cities tell the story of the Public Works Trust Fund

City officials from across the state testified in favor of HB 2244 and HJR 4215 in the House Capital Budget Committee on January 30.

24

Jan

2014

House committee to hold hearing on Public Works Trust Fund bills

On Thursday, January 30 at 1:30pm the House Capital Budget Committee will hold a hearing on HB 2244 sponsored by Rep. Stanford (D-Bothell).

17

Jan

2014

Public Works Assistance Account or Public Works Trust Fund? What's in a name?

As conversations continue on how to restore funding to the Public Works Trust Fund (aka the Public Works Assistance Account) we are often asked – what should we call it when we are communicating with legislators.

17

Jan

2014

Two bills introduced to restore funding for the Public Works Trust Fund

Rep. Stanford (D - Bothell) has introduced HB 2244 that would end the diversion of the tax revenues that were formerly directed into the Public Works Assistance Account (also commonly referred to as the Public Works Trust Fund) beginning July 1, 2015.

17

Jan

2014

Looking for feedback on bill requiring cities to collect certified payroll records on public works projects

HB 2331 would require cities (and counties, the state and others) to collect certified payroll records from contractors and sub-contractors prior to making final payments on public works projects.
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