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

12

Feb

2014

Public Works Trust Fund bill passes out of Committee – contact your Representatives now to keep it moving

SHB 2244 returns diverted revenues to the Public Works Trust Fund beginning with the 2015-17 biennium.

7

Feb

2014

Public Works Trust Fund bills move out of committee

After the impressive city presence at the hearing on Rep. Derek Stanford’s (D-Bothell) HB 2244, the House Capital Budget Committee passed the bill out of committee and it is now in the House Appropriations Committee.

31

Jan

2014

Cities tell the story of the Public Works Trust Fund

City officials from across the state testified in favor of HB 2244 and HJR 4215 in the House Capital Budget Committee on January 30.

31

Jan

2014

Septics in Urban Growth Areas

On January 27 the House Local Government committee passed an amended version of HB 2186 relating to on-site septic systems in urban growth areas.

24

Jan

2014

House committee to hold hearing on Public Works Trust Fund bills

On Thursday, January 30 at 1:30pm the House Capital Budget Committee will hold a hearing on HB 2244 sponsored by Rep. Stanford (D-Bothell).

24

Jan

2014

Value capture financing bill gets hearing in House

One of the key ways local governments can promote economic development and support local economies is to provide quality infrastructure.

24

Jan

2014

Sewers vs septics in UGAs

Rep. Takko (D-Longview) and Sen. Angel (R-Port Orchard) both have bills (HB 2186 and SB 5995) dealing with cities who exercise their authority to require homeowners with failing septic systems to hook onto public sewer systems.

17

Jan

2014

Public Works Assistance Account or Public Works Trust Fund? What's in a name?

As conversations continue on how to restore funding to the Public Works Trust Fund (aka the Public Works Assistance Account) we are often asked – what should we call it when we are communicating with legislators.

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.
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