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

12

Feb

2013

Time for you to talk about these critical priorities

City officials met in Olympia this week to talk to their legislators about legislation, both good and bad, that impacts their communities.

12

Feb

2013

Highlights from liquor hearing

Police, fire fighters, elected officials, city staff and AWC representative talk about the importance of restoring city liquor revenue.

30

Jan

2013

What’s at stake with liquor revenue?

In 2012, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that significantly impacts local liquor revenues.
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Categories: Liquor

25

Jan

2013

Legislation to restore city liquor revenue introduced

HB 1368 is designed to restore local government liquor revenue that was redirected to the state general fund at the end of last session. 

18

Jan

2013

Legislature to consider bills related to liquor privatization

The House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee is scheduled to hear two bills related to liquor privatization.

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Categories: Liquor

11

Jan

2013

Cities and counties recommend flexibility in local revenue

At the most recent meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Junior Taxing Districts, Municipal Corporations, and Local Government Finance, cities and counties recommended restoration of liquor revenue and flexibility in local lodging taxes and the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET).

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.

28

Sep

2012

Looking at the impacts of liquor privatization

On June 1, 2012, private retailers began selling liquor as a result of the passage of Initiative 1183.

12

Jul

2012

Public safety impacts from liquor privatization?

Throughout the summer and fall, AWC will be gathering data about the public safety impacts of liquor privatization.

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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