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Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Public Works Trust Fund – where do we go from here?

The sweeping of the Public Works Trust Fund was a major disappointment for cities during the 2013 Legislative Session. They transferred all available funds from the Trust Fund and directed most of the future tax revenues for the Trust Fund into K-12 education for the next six years. You can read more on our website here.

Department of Commerce staff is currently conducting a survey of all jurisdictions on the 2014 loan list to find out if and how projects are going forward. We encourage cities to respond to the Commerce survey.

AWC would also like to hear from you about projects that will not go forward without a loan or about increased financing costs and administrative burdens for loans that are financed in a different matter. Please tell us your stories and let us know if you would like to be involved as we develop a strategy for future state assistance for local infrastructure. Please submit your stories or questions to Alison Hellberg.

Categories: Infrastructure