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

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Sep

2013

Senate Transportation leaders to hold statewide forums

Senate Transportation Committee Co-Chairs, Senator Tracey Eide (D-Federal Way) and Senator Curtis King (R-Yakima), released dates for a series of transportation forums on August 28.

3

Sep

2013

Transportation project reforms and efficiencies

As transportation revenue discussions continue, key legislators are pursuing transportation reforms and efficiencies.

11

Jul

2013

Transportation revenue package fails in second special session

As we entered the 2013 legislative session, it was clear that a variety of interests including business, labor, transit advocates, local governments and others would be pushing hard for a new statewide transportation revenue package.

21

Jun

2013

Transportation revenue package is still alive, contact legislators now

While passage is still not assured, the transportation revenue package is still alive.  

14

Jun

2013

"All Hands on Deck" effort for transportation revenue on Monday, June 17

As the House and Senate negotiate the operating budget and the end of session is in sight, the message still needs to get out that we need a transportation revenue package this year.

Update: Monday event cancelled

7

Jun

2013

Contact your legislators now to help move transportation revenue package

Contact your legislators now to help move transportation revenue package.

7

Jun

2013

AWC President Gerend pens transportation funding options op–ed

Sammamish Councilman and AWC President Don Gerend outlines the looming transportation system crises in our state and why passing the proposed “Connecting Washington” package with local option provisions is critical to our economic livelihood.

5

Jun

2013

Transportation reforms and legislative reactions to the Skagit River bridge collapse

While the likelihood of a transportation revenue package happening this year is still unclear, the Legislature continues to discuss the issue.

31

May

2013

Is there funding for your project in the transportation package?

Negotiations are continuing on a new statewide transportation package and the outcome is still very 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.

22

May

2013

Transportation package information and resources for cities

As we have been reporting we expect that the legislature will seek to pass a statewide transportation revenue package during this special session.

17

May

2013

Transportation toolkit coming next week

AWC is currently working on a tool kit of fact sheets, talking points and templates that your city can use to express your position on the transportation revenue package that is being considered in this Special Session.

8

May

2013

How much new gas tax revenue would cities get from House proposal?

When legislators come back to Olympia for the Special Session one of the topics of discussion is expected to be a new transportation revenue package.

24

Apr

2013

Cities make a strong showing at transportation revenue hearings

Local elected officials showed up in large numbers to voice support for new transportation revenue in both the House on Friday, April 19 and in the Senate on Tuesday, April 23.

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Apr

2013

Transportation revenue package gains momentum (again)

Chair of the House Transportation Committee, Representative Judy Clibborn, originally introduced HB 1954 back in February, but then the bill never received a public hearing and the overall transportation revenue seemed to stall. 
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