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27

Jan

2017

AWC priority bill to increase and stabilize homeless funding gets public hearing

One of AWC's priority bills (HB 1570) that increases and stabilizes homeless funding was the subject of a public hearing last Thursday before the House Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs.

25

Jan

2017

Executive orders 101

Presidential executive orders have been in the news recently, including a number of issues that are relevant to state and local governments.
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Categories: Federal

20

Jan

2017

Legislative Bulletin – Day 15 and many bills introduced | Priority bill would restore liquor revenue

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

20

Jan

2017

Inside advice from legislators who’ve been in your shoes

Meeting in the Capitol Building last week, nearly 90 mayors, managers and administrators from around the state were treated to a display of straight talk from their former peers.

20

Jan

2017

Major water bills heard on Tuesday the 24

SB 5024 and SB 5239 present alternative approaches to the Hirst water case that has potentially profound implications on the management of water resources in the state.

20

Jan

2017

Funding proposal for state’s oil spill prevention activities

In recent years cities worked with the state to pass enhancements to oil spill prevention activities and equipment caches to respond to increased concerns about the transportation of oil by rail.

20

Jan

2017

FCC threatens to limit local land use authority on wireless siting

We have been reporting on the efforts of Verizon’s effort to introduce legislation in our state legislature that could potentially lead to loss of local control.

20

Jan

2017

Significant vesting bill up for consideration

On January 24 at 1:30 the Senate Local Government Committee will hear SB 5212 which attempts to overturn the Snohomish County vs. PCHB case which held that stormwater development regulations do not “vest” because they are required by state law and are not adopted as a matter of local discretion.

20

Jan

2017

Bill would change civil asset forfeiture law and impact law enforcement efforts statewide

Civil asset forfeiture allows law enforcement agencies to take possession of property when the property itself is illegal, was used to facilitate a crime, is proceeds from a crime, or was purchased with proceeds traceable to criminal activity.

20

Jan

2017

Bill penalizes cities for restricting marijuana stores advances

HB 1099 passed out of the House Commerce & Gaming Committee on Thursday after a public hearing last Tuesday.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Jan

2017

Multiple marijuana bills dropped in House and Senate

There have been a lot of marijuana bills introduced.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Jan

2017

Bill grants new authorities for public facilities districts

HB 1201 would allow a public facilities district to use local sales and use tax proceeds to repay bonds issued not only for construction, but also for the expansion, rehabilitation and improvement of regional centers.

20

Jan

2017

Major homelessness funding and GMA buildable lands bill up for hearing on January 26

A proposal we have been expecting and talking to proponents about for months has now been introduced and will be heard on January 26.

20

Jan

2017

AWC priority liquor revenue bill to be heard in House

On Monday, January 23 at 3:30 pm, the House Appropriations Committee will hear AWC’s priority liquor revenue bill, HB 1113.

20

Jan

2017

Hearings scheduled this week on new employee protections and workers’ compensation reform bills

During this third week of session, House and Senate committees are scheduled to hear a number of personnel bills.
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Categories: Personnel

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