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

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Mar

2017

Costly bill allowing stress-related occupational diseases for police and firefighters set for hearing in the Senate

HB 1655 would exempt police officers and firefighters from current prohibitions against claiming stress-related mental conditions as occupational diseases.
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Categories: Personnel

17

Mar

2017

City officials storm Capitol Hill in the other Washington

Joining another 2,300 city officials from across the country, nearly 100 Washington city officials visited Washington, D.C. last week to attend a National League of Cities conference.
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Categories: Federal

17

Mar

2017

New report lays groundwork for a federal Infrastructure Initiative

As the new administration and Congress consider making major investment in the nation’s infrastructure, AWC has worked with the Association of Washington Business and state organizations representing counties and ports, to produce a report outlining some of the needs and benefits of state infrastructure investments.
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Categories: Federal

17

Mar

2017

Efforts to reform legal financial obligations continue to move through the Legislature

A bill to reform how legal financial obligations work (LFOs), HB 1783, has moved through the House and has been sent to the Senate Law & Justice Committee.

17

Mar

2017

Property tax bills scheduled for committee action

AWC priority bill HB 1764, which would link annual property tax limits to inflation and population growth, is scheduled to potentially move out of the House Finance Committee on Friday, March 24 at 8 am.

17

Mar

2017

City business license and tax bills heard last week

A city business license and tax proposal, EHB 2005, was heard in the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee last week.

17

Mar

2017

Cities testify on complicated bill addressing unregulated encampments and youth homelessness

Cities, counties and human services providers testified in opposition to SB 5864 in the Senate Ways & Means committee on March 16.

17

Mar

2017

Homeless encampments hosted by religious organizations

SB 5657 was heard in the House Community Development and Housing Committee on March 15.

17

Mar

2017

Relocation assistance bill gets amendment favorable to cities

SB 5049, sponsored by Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), would require a city to provide relocation assistance to parties displaced when property is acquired through eminent domain.

15

Mar

2017

Five things you can do to celebrate Sunshine Week

This is Sunshine Week! A national celebration of access to public information.

10

Mar

2017

Legislative Bulletin – See which bills made it past the cutoff | Possible budget impacts on cities

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

10

Mar

2017

What to expect on city priorities, budget, and policy in the coming weeks

March 8 was a critical deadline to move policy bills from one chamber to the other.

10

Mar

2017

Ecology proposes clarifications to shoreline procedural rules

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comments on proposed changes to state procedural rules for managing shorelines.

10

Mar

2017

Senate to hear public records bills this week – including AWC priority bills

AWC’s priority public records bills, HB 1594 and HB 1595, will be heard in the Senate State Government Committee on Wednesday, March 15 at 8 am.

10

Mar

2017

There is still a chance to preserve the Public Works Trust Fund if we keep up the pressure

We are still hearing positive indications that the House is interested in moving forward with an amended version of the AWC public works reform proposal, HB 1677, and using that as a vehicle to advance a conversation about preserving the Public Works Assistance Account.
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