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

2

Sep

2015

AWC hits the road. Is there a meeting you would like us to attend?

AWC government relations staff is interested in meeting with city officials and groups across the state to hear how we might help cities remain strong and vital.

2

Sep

2015

Do you have suggestions for the next round of legislative priorities? Fill out this survey

Legislators may be back home trying to figure out K-12 school funding, but there are other important issues that need their attention when they convene for their 2016 Legislative Session on January 11.

19

Aug

2015

State Supreme Court challenges Legislature to solve school funding problem – how might it impact cities?

Last week the Supreme Court imposed $100,000 per day fines on the Legislature for failing to solve K-12 school funding problems.

31

Jul

2015

2015 session was longest in history and ultimately, positive for cities

What a difference a year can make. At the end of the 2014 session, little was done to help cities across the state.

10

Jul

2015

Long legislative session comes to an end

Two-year operating and capital budgets were passed and signed by the Governor on June 30.

1

Jul

2015

Long legislative session almost comes to an end

The state's new fiscal year starts today. Two-year operating and capital budgets were passed and signed by the Governor yesterday just before midnight.

22

Jun

2015

Make or break week for state budget and city priorities

Today marks 160 days of what was supposed to be a 105-day session.

15

Jun

2015

Legislature in overtime and no immediate end in sight

June 30 is the end of the state’s fiscal year.

8

Jun

2015

Deal on overall spending level reportedly reached. What does that mean for city priorities?

On day 146 of what was supposed to be a 105-day session deal-makers in Olympia are trying to decide early this week which things to fund, or not, in the operating budget.

29

May

2015

Dueling budgets v2.0 – good or not for cities?

The first 30-day special session ended on May 28 and the Governor immediately called legislators back to work on May 29.

22

May

2015

Expect a post-Memorial Day push to conclude this long legislative session

Legislative leaders and the Governor’s team continue to actively discuss ways to conclude the 2015 session, if not by the end of the 30-day special session on May 28, soon thereafter.

20

May

2015

Prolonged special legislative session puts city revenues at heightened risk

This week, your Legislative Bulletin contains just one article because there’s not much progress to report, and that means trouble.

8

May

2015

Limited budget progress visible

The Capitol is almost like a ghost town.

1

May

2015

Will this extra session be "special" and helpful to cities?

After almost 105 days of the regular legislative session, legislators are back for a special session to last no more than 30 days.

29

Apr

2015

Request for review of Statement of Policy

During the Annual Business Meeting at the AWC 2014 Annual Conference, the AWC voting delegates approved updates suggested by the State & Federal Policy Committee to the AWC Statement of Policy.
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