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

15

Feb

2013

AWC liquor revenue bill moves

Last Tuesday, the bill that restores local liquor revenue passed the House Local Government Committee and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

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.

8

Feb

2013

Legislative committees to hear AWC’s priority liquor revenue and lodging tax bills

As the fourth week of session comes to a close, two of our priority city finance bills are being considered.

4

Feb

2013

Bill to reinstate local liquor revenue to be heard this week

This week, the House Local Government Committee will hear HB 1368, our bill to reinstate the $10 million of city/county liquor taxes diverted last session and restore the growth in profits.

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

AWC weighs in on state budget proposal

On the first day of session, AWC provided comments on former Governor Gregoire’s state budget proposal to the House Appropriations Committee.
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Categories: State budget

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).

19

Dec

2012

Governor releases her final state budget proposal

Yesterday Governor Gregoire released her final biennial budget for Washington State.
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Categories: State budget

14

Dec

2012

Governor to release state budget proposal next week

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

11

Dec

2012

What does the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee think?

Representative Ross Hunter shares his Insights on the state budget dilemma during a recent conversation with city officials.

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Categories: State budget

9

Nov

2012

Update: Public Works Trust Fund remains at risk

This is an important update from our CityVoice article from two weeks ago.

31

Oct

2012

You CAN compete successfully for capital budget funding

Read on if you are a city interested in seeking capital budget funding. Although we speak in terms of “capital budget,” it is essentially two budgets in one.

28

Sep

2012

State budget

On September 19, the Washington Economic and Revenue Forecast Council reported that the state’s revenue is fairly flat, even slightly up.

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Categories: State budget

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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