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.
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.
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.
Talking to your legislator soon? Use our fact sheets to inform and remind them of city priorities.
AWC’s Legislative Committee releases the 2015 priorities that will be the focus for the upcoming session.
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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