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

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.

9

Jan

2015

Curtain rises on multi-act Olympia drama

147 legislators return to the Capitol next week to take their places next to the Governor in a performance expected to last at least 105 days.

19

Dec

2014

Governor rolls out initiatives and takes first step in long budget process

Governor Inslee rolled out a series of initiatives this week, one each day, culminating in the release of his proposed budget on Thursday.

18

Nov

2014

No Cakewalk for AWC’s 2015 Legislative Agenda

It should be no surprise that legislators returning to Olympia on January 12 will face very difficult choices on what, and what not, to fund.

17

Oct

2014

2015 Legislative Priorities Aim to Keep Cities Strong

When the 2015 legislature convenes on January 12, AWC’s legislative agenda and priorities will be but one of many the Governor and legislators will be urged to address.

19

Sep

2014

Ask Legislators about the Future of Revenue for your Local Budget

As you begin the process of developing your city or town’s budget, now is as good a time as any to ask your state legislators and legislative candidates some questions about how their actions in the upcoming legislative session will impact your city or town’s fiscal future.

8

Aug

2014

Summer Winds Down, but the Heat Stays On

In Olympia, it is difficult during the lazy days of summer to get a sense of the underlying tension brewing as the anticipated showdown over K-12 school funding between the State Supreme Court and legislative branch draws closer.

8

Jul

2014

Operation: Strong Cities. Take Action Now.

AWC exists to help you have, and maintain the authorities and resources you need to serve and keep your communities vibrant.

11

Jun

2014

Fundamental AWC Policy Position Statement Undergoes an Update ...

When the Governor, legislators, state or federal officials, or our own members want to know what the Association of Washington Cities stands for, we turn to the Statement of Policy.

2

Jun

2014

Governor Inslee comments on the importance of cities and towns

The Governor was the featured speaker during the King County Sound Cities Association dinner on May 28. Read his talking points and learn more about Operation Strong Cities.

28

May

2014

AWC Launches Operation Strong Cities!

As cities and towns throughout Washington prepare to develop and adopt budgets for 2015, it’s the right time to be thinking about what your citizens and businesses need and expect from you, what resources you have, and how our State, in particular, can support your efforts.

14

May

2014

Honoring Our Hometown Champions

In another first, we’re selecting the inaugural recipients of AWC’s Hometown Champion Award.

14

May

2014

AWC Helps Legislative Candidates Focus on City Issues

Later this week, we’ll know which brave souls are throwing their hats in to run for the 2015-2016 Legislature.

21

Apr

2014

2014 session was short and disappointing for cities, 2015 challenges loom large

Legislators accomplished their goal of finishing on time with only slight modifications needed to the $33.5 billion biennial operating budget adopted last year.

21

Mar

2014

Little change for cities this session, get involved in future work

Last Friday’s Bulletin was distributed within hours of legislators finishing their work this session.

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