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Prolonged special legislative session puts city revenues at heightened risk – Read the Legislative Bulletin to find out more

Your Legislative Bulletin contains just one article because there’s not much progress to report, and that means trouble.

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's Dave Williams and Candice Bock talk about what it means to have a special legislative session and which issues are still in play.

House and Senate are negotiating transportation proposals – Contact your legislators!

While there are still outstanding differences, the chance of a package passing is promising. Learn about the proposals, direct distribution estimates for your city, TIB programs in jeopardy, and messages you should pass along to your legislators.

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.

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