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

9

Dec

2015

Contact Senators Murray and Cantwell now, ask them to help stop the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA) has been inserted at the eleventh hour into the unrelated Customs Reauthorization Conference Report legislation.
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Categories: Federal

30

Sep

2015

AWC comments on IRS Notice 2015-52 on ACA high cost plan excise tax

On September 30, AWC, on behalf of its member cities and towns, commented to the IRS on Notice 2015-52 regarding the ACA’s high cost plan excise tax.
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Categories: Federal, Personnel

20

May

2015

AWC comments on ACA high cost plan excise tax

Washington cities may be disproportionately impacted by the Affordable Care Act’s excise tax on high cost health coverage.
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Categories: Federal, Personnel

3

Apr

2015

Washington State Marketplace Fairness Act

In an unexpected move, some Washington lawmakers have decided not to wait for Congress to act on legislation that would allow the state to collect sales tax from out-of-state-retailers.

20

Mar

2015

Federal update

Sixty-five city officials from Washington State recently attended a National League of Cities (NLC) conference in Washington, D.C.
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Categories: Federal

9

Jan

2015

Congress effectively ends federal ban on medical marijuana

In December when Congress passed their 1600+ page spending bill they quietly made history by effectively ending the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana.

3

Dec

2014

AWC Federal Action Alert on Marketplace Fairness

After 10 years of work by state and local leaders, the Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support earlier this year.

17

Oct

2014

National Disaster Resilience Competition – Your City May be Eligible

On June 14, 2014, President Obama announced the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC).

2

Jun

2014

Take action to secure federal transportation funding

The stakes are high as Congress considers the future of federal transportation funding.

28

Feb

2014

Pending US Supreme Court cases impacting local governments

The US Supreme Court has set all its cases for the 2013-2014 term, including a number of cases affecting local government.

18

Dec

2013

Governor releases hold steady supplemental budget

Yesterday Governor Inslee released what he referred to as a hold steady, get ready supplemental budget proposal. Hold steady because with little new revenue, his proposal offers only modest new spending compared to the overall size of the state budget.

22

Mar

2013

Cities converge on our nation’s capital

AWC CEO Mike McCarty, Director of Government Relations Dave Williams and more than 60 City elected leaders from across the state joined 1,600 fellow local leaders in Washington, D.C. last week to promote the need for comprehensive immigration reform, keep the tax exemption for municipal bonds, and end the online sales tax ‘break.’
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Categories: Federal

15

Feb

2013

AWC Board adopts 2013 federal legislative priorities

On February 12, the AWC Board of Directors adopted revised federal priorities as recommended by AWC’s Federal Committee.
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Categories: Federal

18

Jan

2013

AWC reiterates city federal priorities in DC

Last week, CEO Mike McCarty participated in the National League of Cities (NLC) Board Meeting.
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Categories: Federal

14

Dec

2012

Congress weighing issues that impact Washington cities

AWC is closely watching the events in the other Washington as Congress faces a January 1 deadline to reach a deal or face sequestration (the “fiscal cliff”).

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