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

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.

13

Mar

2015

Mid-session status report – are legislators helping cities?

The session that started out with a lot of optimism and good messaging about preserving the partnership between the state and cities is not yet yielding tangible results.

6

Mar

2015

City voices are crucial as session passes halfway mark

Midpoint through the 2015 session, legislators are winding down floor debates as they decide which bills to pass over to the other chamber for continued consideration.

2

Mar

2015

Legislature will debate policy bills on the floor over the next ten days – then home for Town Hall meetings

After spending the first seven weeks of session sifting and sorting through hundreds of bills, legislators’ attention now shifts to leadership, who will decide which policy bills are worth debating and which will be sent to the other chamber.

23

Feb

2015

Hundreds of city officials hit Olympia to hear if shared revenues are safe

Last week, city officials converged upon Olympia from all 49 legislative districts to learn whether or not leaders have a plan to balance the state’s budget without again dipping in to liquor funds and the Public Works Assistance Account, which help cities address public safety and infrastructure demands.

13

Feb

2015

As a slew of city friendly and unfriendly bills reach critical cutoff – hometown voices need to weigh in

Within our weekly Legislative Bulletin over the past five weeks of this 15 week legislative session, AWC has reported on more than 120 bills covering a wide range of topic areas impacting cities and towns – in ways both positive and negative.

6

Feb

2015

A debate that might help build bridges to craft a budget?

AWC’s 2015 priorities are primarily about protecting and enhancing the fiscal sustainability of cities.

30

Jan

2015

Legislators asked to support strong cities and they seem to be listening – just not acting yet!

When discussing AWC’s fiscal sustainability-focused 2015 Action Agenda, legislators’ reactions seem to have evolved from a year ago when many, even sympathetic ones, responded with, “You can’t be serious when we can’t even sufficiently fund the state’s needs.”

23

Jan

2015

City needs are bringing legislators together

Declaring “this is the year we move forward on local government,” Reps. Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) and Cary Condotta (R-East Wenatchee) filmed this message for you.

16

Jan

2015

Might bi-partisanship succeed?

Last night dozens of Washington’s mayors gathered in Olympia to exchange leadership ideas and talk with legislators at a casual reception hosted by AWC.
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