Legislative Advocacy

October 3, 2016

The Legislative Bulletin is produced monthly during the interim.
We will resume weekly production in January 2017.

2017 Legislative Priorities adopted. More

New rates for workers’ comp and public pensions in 2017.

Discussion continues on proposed changes to city business licensing authority. More

Gearing up for a game-changing 2017 legislative session. More

Statewide Candidate Forum video clips
AWC invited candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and State Auditor to address city officials about city issues during a forum in Renton on September 13. We greatly appreciated that all candidates appeared and engaged more than 70 city officials with their views on issues ranging from infrastructure, homelessness, the state budget and how to help keep government accountable and workable. Check here for clips of their comments.

Environment & land use
House Local Government committee hears about GMA. More

Human services
AWC continuing to refine affordable housing and homelessness priorities. Senate committee holds hearings on how homelessness and the lack of affordable housing are affecting communities. More

Infrastructure
OFM hosts stakeholder meeting to discuss MTCA stability. More

Open government
Auditor’s report on public records shows that cities devote numerous resources for PRA compliance to ensure open government. More

Personnel
New overtime rule faces legal challenge. Check out AWC’s resource guide for managing LEOFF 1 medical costs. More

Public safety & criminal justice
The Joint Legislative Task Force on Deadly Force is coming to an end soon. AWC participated in a new workgroup focused on relicensing suspended drivers. More

 

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