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17

Mar

2017

Property tax bills scheduled for committee action

AWC priority bill HB 1764, which would link annual property tax limits to inflation and population growth, is scheduled to potentially move out of the House Finance Committee on Friday, March 24 at 8 am.

17

Mar

2017

City business license and tax bills heard last week

A city business license and tax proposal, EHB 2005, was heard in the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee last week.

10

Mar

2017

Hearings scheduled on latest versions of city business license and tax bills EHB 2005 and ESSB 5777

City business license and tax proposal EHB 2005 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee on Thursday, March 16 at 1:30 pm.

10

Mar

2017

One piece of McCleary education funding fix now in place

As legislators keep communicating, one of the primary issues this session will be resolving the McCleary funding issue.

10

Mar

2017

Lodging tax bill limiting city authority does not advance

SSB 5827, which AWC opposed, was not acted on by the Senate before the legislative cutoff on March 8.

10

Mar

2017

Lodging tax reporting due by March 15

The Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) asked AWC to remind cities of the deadline for reporting of lodging expenditures for 2016.

10

Mar

2017

Fiscal flexibility bill continues to move

SHB 2006 passed the House on March 7.

10

Mar

2017

Homestead property tax exemption bill scheduled for hearing

HB 2115, a bill to expand the property tax homestead exemption, is scheduled for hearing in the House Finance Committee on Tuesday, March 14, at 3:30 pm.

6

Mar

2017

Senate Ways & Means Committee making key decisions for drafting proposed budget

AWC recently sent an action alert to cities with Senators on the Ways & Means Committee or in leadership.

3

Mar

2017

City business license and tax bills EHB 2005 passes House and ESSB 5777 passes Senate

City business license and tax proposal EHB 2005 passed the House with a vote of 96-2.

3

Mar

2017

Keep contacting your Senators on lodging tax bill limiting city authority

SSB 5827, which AWC opposes, could be acted on by the full Senate at any time.

24

Feb

2017

Fiscal flexibility bills move out of committee

Two bills providing additional flexibility on local revenues moved out of committee after hearings last week.

24

Feb

2017

City business license and tax bills move out of committee

Both city business license and tax proposals, HB 2005 and SSB 5777 have moved out of their respective committees.

24

Feb

2017

Contact your Senators on lodging tax bill limiting city authority

SB 5827 was heard and passed out of committee last week. It could be acted on by the full Senate as early as this week.

17

Feb

2017

City business license and tax bills heard in House and Senate, SSB 5777 moves out of committee

Both city business license and tax proposals HB 2005 and SB 5777 were heard in their respective committees last week.
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