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

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Jul

2013

Long and grueling session(s)

Same question remains that we asked at the end of 2012: Has the state-city partnership been altered permanently?

The answer to that question is – maybe. More on that later.

12

Jul

2013

About the 2013 Final Bulletin

The Final Bulletin has four purposes: give you a brief narrative overview, highlights bills that passed, gives the final status on all bills mentioned in past Bulletins, and provides links to all of these bills.

12

Jul

2013

Another state budget with significant impacts to cities

Most state shared revenues and programs cities care about remain intact after the budget deal.

12

Jul

2013

Public Works Assistance Account funds swept up in budget deal

The big infrastructure story of the 2013 legislative session came to an unhappy ending when legislators finally reached a deal on the operating budget that included the transfer of significant revenues from the capital budget.

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Jul

2013

Another quiet session for energy

It was another relatively quiet legislative session in the energy field.

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Jul

2013

Another busy session

It was another busy session in the environment and land use arenas.

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Jul

2013

Little action on city personnel issues

The division among party lines between the two legislative bodies meant that in spite of a lot of talk about potential reforms or changes in workers compensation, not many proposals passed this year in the personnel arena.

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Jul

2013

Few general local government bills this session

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Jul

2013

Business licensing and taxes dominate municipal finance issues

During the regular session, AWC and individual cities worked to ensure local control was retained for city business licensing and taxing authority.

11

Jul

2013

Law & justice highlights – metals theft, impaired driving, gangs and marijuana

The 2013 session began relatively quietly for law and justice issues with few big issues drawing a great deal of attention.

11

Jul

2013

Transportation revenue package fails in second special session

As we entered the 2013 legislative session, it was clear that a variety of interests including business, labor, transit advocates, local governments and others would be pushing hard for a new statewide transportation revenue package.

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Jul

2013

No public records reform in 2013

Relief from harassing and abusive public records was one of AWC’s major legislative priorities for 2013.
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