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

17

Oct

2014

Workgroup on the Cost of Providing Misdemeanor Public Defense

The House Judiciary Committee asked the Office of Public Defense (OPD) to convene a work group to look at the cost of providing misdemeanor public defense.
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Categories: Law & justice

19

Sep

2014

Did you get a Public Works Trust Fund Loan Between 1998 and 2008?

AWC has recently learned that cities who received PWTF loans between 1998 and 2008 are being asked by the Department of Commerce to agree to change the payment date for their loans from July 1 to June 1.

19

Sep

2014

Open for Business – A Look at Recreational Marijuana Industry Impacts

Almost two years after voters passed I-502, marijuana products are now being sold in retail outlets across the state.

11

Sep

2014

Judge Says City Can Ban Recreational Marijuana Business

Last week, a Pierce County Superior Court Judge upheld the City of Fife’s ability to ban I-502 businesses.

8

Aug

2014

AG Intervenes in Marijuana Lawsuits

Everyone knew that at some point there would be legal challenges in regard to the legalization of marijuana.

9

Jul

2014

AWC Perspective on Retail Marijuana – Most Important is Local Control

On Tuesday, the media captured images of the first retail marijuana transactions in the State.

7

Jul

2014

Your Input Needed on Misdemeanor Caseloads Survey

Your city or town’s mayor, manager, or administrator should have recently received an email from the Office of Public Defense (OPD) with a survey link.
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Categories: Law & justice

7

Jul

2014

New Videos Available on Marijuana Industry Impacts

Check out new videos from Colorado Municipal League staff and Inside Olympia.

4

Jun

2014

Funding swept for state DUI program

In the 2013 legislative session, budget writers swept funding from the ignition interlock fund for indigent offenders. 
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Categories: Law & justice

2

Jun

2014

Cities preparing to implement public defense case load limits

As cities start to develop their budgets for 2015, public defense costs should be part of the discussion.
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Categories: Law & justice

2

Jun

2014

An easier way to understand how cities must use fees from certain trafficking crimes

With the passage of HB 1291 in 2013, the Legislature created the Coordinating Committee on Sex Trafficking to address, and ultimately end the trafficking of persons in Washington state.
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Categories: Law & justice

2

May

2014

Results for marijuana retail store lottery posted

The results of the marijuana retail store lottery are now posted on the Liquor Control Board’s website under the public records section.

18

Apr

2014

Marijuana issues dominate the discussion but fail to pass

Marijuana-related proposals dominated the law and justice issues of the session.

2

Apr

2014

Washington Court of Appeals sides with Kent in lawsuit over banning collective gardens

The Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed that the City of Kent has authority to prohibit medical marijuana collective gardens. 


21

Mar

2014

Indigent Defense caseload standards implementation

The indigent defense caseload standards for misdemeanor cases are set to take effect January 2015. 


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Categories: Law & justice

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