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

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.

27

Apr

2015

Legislative overtime – City priorities are still in the game, but don’t expect help unless you keep asking for it

Calling it quits after 103 days in legislative session, the House and Senate will be back in Olympia to negotiate beginning Wednesday, April 29.

17

Apr

2015

Gearing up for the final week of regular session

The Capitol was eerily quiet at the end of the 14th week of the regular session.

10

Apr

2015

Two weeks to make deals and adjourn

Pressure mounts as legislators clear their agendas of the easy bills and work behind closed doors to negotiate the tough items.

6

Apr

2015

How are legislators doing on AWC priorities? Follow our Priority Status Report.

With less than three weeks before the 2015 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn, AWC is starting a Priority Status Report to keep you apprised of how AWC’s priorities are, or aren’t, being addressed in both the House and Senate.

30

Mar

2015

Legislators’ budget priorities beginning to emerge

Everyone knew the day would come. For months speculation has mounted about how legislators would respond to the State Supreme Court’s mandate to adequately fund K-12 education.

20

Mar

2015

Anticipating the good, bad or ugly in the State Budget

For a welcome change, there’s more revenue flowing to the state coffers than in the past several legislative sessions.
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