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

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.

17

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. 

5

Apr

2013

Transportation update

While the focus in Olympia has shifted to the state operating budget, legislators also continue to work on funding for transportation.

22

Mar

2013

Allowing motorcyclists to run red lights?

SB 5141, sponsored by Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), was heard in the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday, March 20.

15

Mar

2013

Transportation update

There has been no further action on the transportation revenue package or the local options bills. The bills are still alive; however, they are considered “necessary to implement the budget,” so are not subject to regular bill deadlines.

15

Mar

2013

Electric vehicle charging station bill moves to House

SSB 5849 passed out of the Senate on March 13 and has been referred to the House Transportation Committee.

8

Mar

2013

Local transportation funding bills move out of House Committee

Three local option bills passed out of the House Transportation Committee on March 1.

8

Mar

2013

Republicans release "Fix it before you fund it" package

House Republicans released their transportation reform package on Thursday.

1

Mar

2013

Reforms before transportation revenue package?

Update 3/4/2013: House Republicans have delayed the release of their transportation proposal and have not yet announced a new date for its release. We’ll provide an update when we know more.

As we reported last week, House Democrats released a transportation revenue proposal in HB 1954 on February 20.

27

Feb

2013

Vehicle fee legislation (HB 1485)

On February 25, the House Transportation Committee held a public hearing on a number of local option transportation revenue bills.

22

Feb

2013

Connecting Washington – Highlights of the House Democratic transportation revenue package

The House Democrats unveiled their transportation revenue package, called “Connecting Washington,” in a press conference on February 21.

15

Feb

2013

Rep. Clibborn to release transportation revenue proposal this week

The idea of a transportation revenue package is gaining momentum in Olympia

15

Feb

2013

New signage requirement for school speed zones

HB 1698 specifies that, for all school speed zones, a sign must be installed indicating the END of the school zone if there is also a sign indicating the beginning of the school zone.
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