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Legislative Bulletin

The Legislative Bulletin, emailed weekly during session and monthly during the interim, is one of AWC’s most valuable legislative resources for cities. It covers what you need to know about issue areas, hot topics, and how to take action on city priorities.

Legislative session 2018

February 12 – Document recording fee bill update | New policy initiatives have local costs

February 5 – Session halfway point | Voting Rights Act moving | Local drug take-back laws

January 29 – Capital budget & water issues resolution | Voting Rights Act | Flickr photos

January 22 – Capital budget passes | Senate passes Voting Rights Act | City Action Days

January 15 – Voting Rights Act bills | Homelessness video | Make legislator appointments

January 8 – Gov's proposed water bill & operating budget | AG Sessions marijuana memo


Session interim 2017

December 18 – Gov. releases budget proposal | Voting Rights Act | Session starts Jan. 8

November 14 – Control of the state Senate shifts – How might it impact cities?

October 9 – 2018 Legislative Priorities | Steps for a successful session | City Champions

September 11 – Ways to engage | LEOFF 2 | Capital budget

Legislative session recap

August 15 – 2017 legislative session recap

Legislative session 2017

July 24 – Legislature leaves town without acting on capital budget or water issues

July 10 – Paid family leave | Marketplace fairness | Capital budget fate in murky water

June 30 – Budget alert: Cities fare well in proposed 2017-19 state operating budget

June 19 – Second special session ends this week | Cities still need your help

June 5 – Special session budget negotiations | Issues still in play

May 22 – Second special session ahead | Governor signs public records bills

May 8 – Special session mailer | Governor signs city bills | LEOFF 2 survey

April 24 – Special Session | Public records bills pass | Business license bill passes

April 17 – Help save PWTF | Public records bill keep moving | LEOFF 2 video

April 10 – Good news for cities in House capital budget | Public records bill needs help

April 3 – House and Senate budget negotiations taking place now

March 27 – House proposed budget released | Pension cost increases in Senate budget

March 20 – This is the week we've been waiting for: Senate budget proposal coming

March 13 – See which bills made it past the cutoff | Possible budget impacts on cities

March 6 – City business license & tax bills pass | Public records bills pass

February 27 – Lodging tax bill limits local authority | Help public records bills move

February 20 – City Action Days recap | Priority bills advance | Hot sheet

February 13 – PWTF | Business license bills | Public records bills

February 6 – Hearings scheduled for city priority bills

January 30 – Week four and city priority bills are on the move

January 23 – Day 15 and many bills introduced | Priority bill would restore liquor revenue

January 16 – 5G technology | AWC Budget Principles

January 9 – 2017 legislative session begins today!

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