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

27

Jan

2017

House Committee considers 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 have been introduced in the House and Senate.

20

Jan

2017

AWC priority liquor revenue bill to be heard in House

On Monday, January 23 at 3:30 pm, the House Appropriations Committee will hear AWC’s priority liquor revenue bill, HB 1113.

13

Jan

2017

Hearings on Governor’s proposed state budget

Last week we summarized the potential impacts of the Governor’s proposed state budget on cities.

13

Jan

2017

Proposal to restore city liquor revenue introduced in House

The House version of AWC’s priority liquor bill, HB 1113, was introduced this week with a bipartisan mix of more than 35 sponsors.

6

Jan

2017

Still no agreement about how to fund basic education

As legislators return to Olympia this week, their primary objective is to pass a two-year state operating budget that fully funds basic education.

6

Jan

2017

Final report released by task force on local tax & licensing simplification

Over the past several months, we’ve been writing about the task force on local tax and licensing simplification created by the Legislature in 2016.

14

Dec

2016

Governor’s proposed state budget impacts cities

On December 14, Governor Inslee released his proposed operating, capital, and transportation budgets for the state’s two-year biennium beginning July 1, 2017.

14

Dec

2016

Governor’s proposed state operating budget released today

Late this morning, Governor Inslee released his proposal to fund state programs and services for the two-year biennium beginning July 1, 2017.

12

Dec

2016

Governor’s budget expected this week

By law, the Governor must release his proposal for a balanced state budget no later than December 20.

12

Dec

2016

Recommendations from the task force on local business tax & licensing simplification

After six months of meetings and significant negotiations between city and business representatives, the task force on local business tax and licensing simplification recently adopted its recommendations and is preparing to forward them to the Legislature by the end of this month.

12

Dec

2016

Marijuana industry beats revenue expectations again

Marijuana sales and tax revenues continue to beat expectations.

12

Dec

2016

Legislative Bulletin – December 12, 2016

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

31

Oct

2016

Legislative Bulletin – October 31, 2016

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

31

Oct

2016

Legislators to hear from task force on local business tax & licensing simplification

With just a few meetings remaining, the task force on local business tax and licensing simplification continues to look for areas of compromise between cities and businesses.

3

Oct

2016

Discussion continues on proposed changes to city business licensing authority

The task force on local business tax and licensing simplification continues to meet, and discussions still largely center on the simplification of city business licenses.
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