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

10

Jan

2014

Infrastructure funding coalition sets to work

On January 9, AWC hosted a meeting of the still yet to be named coalition of interests who will be working to restore funding for local infrastructure in response to actions taken by the legislature in 2013 that greatly reduced funding for the Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF, also formally known as the Public Works Assistance Account).

12

Dec

2013

Update on funding for local infrastructure

Two out of four of AWC’s 2014 legislative priorities relate to adequate funding for local infrastructure needs. Here’s the latest on a transportation funding package and the Public Works Trust Fund.

14

Nov

2013

Public works coalition forming

On Halloween AWC hosted the inaugural meeting of what we hope will be a powerful new coalition advocating for restoration of funding for the state’s Public Works Assistance Account, commonly referred to as the Public Works Trust Fund.

18

Sep

2013

Update on AWCs response to Public Works Trust Fund sweep

One of the biggest disappointments of the 2013 session was the legislature’s adoption of an operating budget that included the transfer of significant revenues from the capital budget. 

21

Jun

2013

Now is your last chance to make a difference on Public Works Trust Fund

With a capital budget expected soon (to go along with an operating budget) now is your last chance to contact your legislators asking them to minimize diversions from the Public Works Assistance Account (commonly referred to as the Public Works Trust Find).  

14

Jun

2013

Public Works Trust Fund in jeopardy

AWC has signed a letter from a coalition of public and private sector interests urging legislators to maintain funding for important Public Works Trust Fund projects.

7

Jun

2013

Revised House budget proposal sweeps all available revenues from Public Works Trust Fund

On Thursday the House adopted a revised operating budget that sweeps all available revenues ($394 million) from the Public Works Assistance Account (commonly called the Public Works Trust Fund) into the General Fund for the next biennium.

31

May

2013

Public Works Trust Fund: Still in danger

As state budget negotiations continue, the fate of the Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) remains uncertain.

12

Apr

2013

State budget balanced in part by slashing a quarter of a billion dollars in city revenues

In response to a legislative agreement forged to adopt a state operating budget, the following press release was issued today from newly-elected AWC President Craig George, Mayor of Dayton, and Immediate Past President Don Gerend, Councilman from Samammish.

8

Mar

2013

Public Works Board policy bill

HB 1484, originally introduced at the request of the Public Works Board, was amended and passed out of the House Capital Budget Committee.

9

Nov

2012

Update: Public Works Trust Fund remains at risk

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

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