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

21

Jan

2013

Mandatory open government training for city officials

On Wednesday, January 23, the House Government Operations & Elections Committee will hear HB 1198, which requires some public officials and employees to complete open government training.

18

Jan

2013

City public records proposals set for hearings

On the second day of session, AWC and Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) staff briefed the House Government Operations & Elections Committee on the challenges local governments face with the Public Records and Open Meetings Acts.

11

Jan

2013

Fees for electronic financial reporting

A new proposal to establish a mandatory electronic filing system for elected officials, political committees, and lobbyists to report to the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) will be heard in the House Government Operations & Elections Committee on Wednesday, January 16.

11

Jan

2013

Strengthening the Public Records Act by curbing abuses

With the legislative session starting next week, public records legislation will once again be under consideration.

14

Dec

2012

Protecting essential services from public records abuses

Addressing abuses of the Public Records Act is one of AWC’s major priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

14

Dec

2012

Public access to court records

The comment period for the state Supreme Court’s proposed rule for access to court administrative records ends on December 31, 2012.

14

Dec

2012

New local records retention schedules approved

Late last month, the Secretary of State’s Local Records Committee approved twenty records retention schedules.
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