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

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.

13

Jan

2017

Seven principles guide our work as we represent your state budget interests

With so much attention on legislators finding agreement on both a biennial operating budget and a long-term plan to fund K-12 education, AWC’s Board of Directors recently updated the principles we use to guide how we assess and articulate city and town needs during this process.

6

Jan

2017

Over at least the next 15 weeks, we will keep you informed and at crucial times, will ask for your help

The 105-day 2017 legislative session is now underway. Over the coming weeks, legislators and Governor Inslee will consider, debate, and ultimately decide how to invest in our collective future.

12

Dec

2016

How might a closely divided Legislature help or hinder AWC’s 2017 agenda?

As legislators prepare to start their session on January 9, they come back to several looming challenges in addition to K-12 education funding.

12

Dec

2016

Legislative Bulletin – December 12, 2016

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

31

Oct

2016

Legislative Bulletin – October 31, 2016

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

31

Oct

2016

Let’s get down to business post-election

Regardless of election outcomes at the State Capitol after this long election season, AWC is ready and willing to find solutions to pressing city issues by working with whoever is elected Governor and legislators from both parties.

3

Oct

2016

Gearing up for a game-changing 2017 legislative session

With slightly more than a month remaining until election day, AWC has been working to help cities engage with legislators and candidates running for several key statewide positions set to be sworn in when the 2017 session starts on January 9.

22

Jul

2016

Getting ready to discuss 2017 legislative priorities

AWC’s newly appointed 47-member Legislative Priorities Committee is scheduled to meet August 11 in SeaTac to consider and discuss what issues should constitute AWC’s priorities for the likely long and grueling 2017 legislative session.

22

Jul

2016

AWC to host dual event 9/13 in Renton – Statewide Candidate Forum & Mayors Exchange

We have booked the Renton Pavilion Event Center all day on September 13, with the first half dedicated to hearing from Gubernatorial and other select statewide office seekers, and the afternoon for a Mayors Exchange.

17

Jun

2016

Preparations for the 2017 legislative session

Even as summer arrives, there is more going on in preparation for the start of the 2017 legislative session on January 10 than you might think.

23

May

2016

Questions about cities posed to all legislative candidates

As AWC did two years ago during elections for the State Legislature, we’re asking each of the 301 candidates who have filed to run for the Legislature to answer five key questions about keeping cities strong.

28

Apr

2016

2016 session recap: Several disappointments for cities, the Governor’s vetoes help, and trouble on the horizon for 2017

The state and local governments used to work together to solve problems.

18

Apr

2016

AWC state budget update

On Monday, April 18 the Governor took action on the supplemental operating budget passed by the Legislature on March 29.

4

Apr

2016

2016 legislative session ends

Nineteen days past their scheduled 60 days, the Legislature concluded the 2016 session on Wednesday, March 29, after passing supplemental budgets that again drained some important city resources.
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