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

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.

17

Feb

2017

Proposal to restore city liquor revenue moves out of committee

The House version of AWC’s priority liquor bill, SHB 1113, moved out of committee on February 9.

17

Feb

2017

Property tax bills changing the levy limit heard this week

The Senate Local Government Committee took testimony on SB 5772 that would allow cities and counties to replace the 1 percent property tax limit with a new limit that would account for inflation and population increases.

17

Feb

2017

Fiscal flexibility bills scheduled for hearing

Two bills providing additional flexibility on local revenues will be heard this week.

17

Feb

2017

Lodging tax bill introduced

A lodging tax bill SB 5827 which would change the definition of tourist under the lodging tax statute was introduced last week.

10

Feb

2017

Local officials express overwhelming support for new limits on property tax increases

Last Friday, the House Finance Committee heard AWC’s priority bill to link annual property tax increases to inflation and population growth, HB 1764.

10

Feb

2017

Bills impacting city finances introduced

As the sixth week of session begins, there is an increase in the number of bills related to local government finances.

10

Feb

2017

Business license and tax bills to be heard in House and Senate – HB 2005, SB 5777

Two bills HB 2005 and SB 5777 were introduced in the last week that reflect several recommendations of the 2016 task force on local business tax and licensing simplification final report.

3

Feb

2017

AWC priority property tax bill gets hearing

On Friday, February 10, the House Finance Committee will hear the bi-partisan proposal to lift the one percent cap on annual property tax increases, HB 1764.

3

Feb

2017

Ask your legislator to support proposal to restore city and county liquor revenue

As we mentioned in last week’s Legislative Bulletin, slightly different proposals to restore city and county liquor revenue were introduced in the House and Senate.

27

Jan

2017

Proposal linking annual property tax increases to inflation and population growth introduced

Last week a bi-partisan proposal to lift the 1percent cap on annual property tax increases was introduced in the House, HB 1764.
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