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Long legislative session comes to an end

Two-year operating and capital budgets were passed and signed by the Governor on June 30. A government shutdown was avoided, and ten days later on July 10, the Legislature officially adjourned after the longest session in state history – 178 days.

Congratulations 2015 Advocacy All-Star Award Winners!

AWC created the inaugural Advocacy All-Star Award to recognize and celebrate actions by city elected officials who demonstrated a commitment to advocating on behalf of all cities. Find out the winners of this brand new award!

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.

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.

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Dave Williams
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Candice Bock
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