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Legislative Advocacy

Make or break week for state budget and city priorities

AWC has worked throughout the session to remind legislators of the importance of state-shared revenues and programs to preserve public safety, build infrastructure, promote economic development, and maintain quality communities. See what may be at risk for cities.

AWC comments on ACA high cost plan excise tax

Washington cities may be disproportionately impacted by the Affordable Care Act's excise tax on high cost health coverage. Because of this concern, AWC submitted comments, on behalf of its member cities and towns, to the IRS on Notice 2015-16 regarding the ACA's High Cost Plan Excise Tax. Read the comment letter and learn more.

What you need to know about The Cannabis Patient Protection Act

Senate Bill 5052 was signed into law last month, which establishes a medical marijuana oversight body, guidance for rules and regulation, licensing, and defines cooperatives and personal grows. Find out what this new law means for cities.

AWC Fact Sheets

Talking to your legislator soon? Use our fact sheets to inform and remind them of city priorities.

AWC’s 2015 Legislative Priorities

AWC’s Legislative Committee releases the 2015 priorities that will be the focus for the upcoming session.

New map shows marijuana retail locations in relation to population

Based on 2012 US census data, this map shows roughly 90% of the state’s population lives within ten miles of a marijuana retail store, and 93% lives within 20 miles.

Contact our lobbyists

Dave Williams
Director of Government Relations

Candice Bock
Law & justice, pensions, personnel, public records, social services

Alison Hellberg
Economic development, infrastructure, transportation

Victoria Lincoln
Energy, general government, municipal finance, state budget, tele-

Carl Schroeder
Environment & water, housing, infrastructure, land use, social services