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

17

Jan

2014

Two bills introduced to restore funding for the Public Works Trust Fund

Rep. Stanford (D - Bothell) has introduced HB 2244 that would end the diversion of the tax revenues that were formerly directed into the Public Works Assistance Account (also commonly referred to as the Public Works Trust Fund) beginning July 1, 2015.

17

Jan

2014

Looking for feedback on bill requiring cities to collect certified payroll records on public works projects

HB 2331 would require cities (and counties, the state and others) to collect certified payroll records from contractors and sub-contractors prior to making final payments on public works projects.

17

Jan

2014

Senate committee hears about potential costs for new water quality standards

The Senate Environment, Energy & Telecommunications committee held a work session on January 16 highlighting a study on fish consumption rules co-sponsored by AWC, AWB and WSAC.

10

Jan

2014

Infrastructure funding coalition sets to work

On January 9, AWC hosted a meeting of the still yet to be named coalition of interests who will be working to restore funding for local infrastructure in response to actions taken by the legislature in 2013 that greatly reduced funding for the Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF, also formally known as the Public Works Assistance Account).

10

Jan

2014

Requiring sewer hookups in UGAs

Some of you may recall a Rep. Jan Angel (R-Port Orchard) bill, HB 1052 from last year.

12

Dec

2013

Update on funding for local infrastructure

Two out of four of AWC’s 2014 legislative priorities relate to adequate funding for local infrastructure needs. Here’s the latest on a transportation funding package and the Public Works Trust Fund.

14

Nov

2013

Public works coalition forming

On Halloween AWC hosted the inaugural meeting of what we hope will be a powerful new coalition advocating for restoration of funding for the state’s Public Works Assistance Account, commonly referred to as the Public Works Trust Fund.

18

Sep

2013

Update on AWCs response to Public Works Trust Fund sweep

One of the biggest disappointments of the 2013 session was the legislature’s adoption of an operating budget that included the transfer of significant revenues from the capital budget. 

3

Sep

2013

Public Works Trust Fund – where do we go from here?

The sweeping of the Public Works Trust Fund was a major disappointment for cities during the 2013 Legislative Session.

12

Jul

2013

Public Works Assistance Account funds swept up in budget deal

The big infrastructure story of the 2013 legislative session came to an unhappy ending when legislators finally reached a deal on the operating budget that included the transfer of significant revenues from the capital budget.

21

Jun

2013

Now is your last chance to make a difference on Public Works Trust Fund

With a capital budget expected soon (to go along with an operating budget) now is your last chance to contact your legislators asking them to minimize diversions from the Public Works Assistance Account (commonly referred to as the Public Works Trust Find).  

14

Jun

2013

Public Works Trust Fund in jeopardy

AWC has signed a letter from a coalition of public and private sector interests urging legislators to maintain funding for important Public Works Trust Fund projects.

7

Jun

2013

Revised House budget proposal sweeps all available revenues from Public Works Trust Fund

On Thursday the House adopted a revised operating budget that sweeps all available revenues ($394 million) from the Public Works Assistance Account (commonly called the Public Works Trust Fund) into the General Fund for the next biennium.

31

May

2013

Public Works Trust Fund: Still in danger

As state budget negotiations continue, the fate of the Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) remains uncertain.

24

May

2013

Transportation and infrastructure bills that passed

Here’s a brief overview of transportation and infrastructure related bills that passed during the regular session that are of significant interest to cities, and/or will require cities to take action.
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