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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

13

Nov

2017

Capital budget remains locked up

Unfortunately, we do not have promising news to report on the capital budget front.

13

Nov

2017

"State bank" task force to produce report by the end of the year

The 2017 Legislature established a task force on public infrastructure and a publicly-owned depository to explore the scope of financial needs for local governments for constructing public infrastructure and to examine the feasibility of creating a publicly-owned depository, i.e. “state bank.”

6

Oct

2017

AWC participates in APWA conference

AWC Government Relations Advocate Jane Wall provided a legislative update and delivered tips on legislative advocacy to attendees of the fall 2017 Washington Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) conference in Richland, WA.

8

Sep

2017

Capital budget update

The stalemate continues around the capital budget and the water availability legislation that the Senate is insisting on.

14

Aug

2017

Public Works Trust Fund lives on

The 2017 session may prove to be a turning point for the Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF).

21

Jul

2017

Capital budget and water deal eludes Legislature

The two remaining issues of the 2017 legislative session are unresolved as legislators were unable to find common ground before the end of the third special session on July 20.

21

Jul

2017

New law may require you to update responsible bidder forms

SB 5301, Sen. Miloscia (R-Federal Way), amends the state’s responsible bidder criteria.

7

Jul

2017

Capital budget fate still unclear and linked to water rights fight

Legislators continue to try to find consensus on a controversial water rights fight holding up the adoption of the state's capital budget.

30

Jun

2017

Cities fare well in adopted 2017-19 state operating budget

On the final day of the state’s fiscal year, and 175 days after coming to Olympia in January, legislators adopted an operating budget, thus avoiding a state government shutdown.

16

Jun

2017

Still waiting on Public Works Trust Fund fate

Conversations have slowly continued between the House and Senate on how to finalize the approach on the Public Works Trust Fund.

2

Jun

2017

Local infrastructure funding depends on budget and water negotiations

The final resolution to our infrastructure priority probably will not be resolved until the very end of session.

14

Apr

2017

Congress in recess – AWC and partners talk infrastructure

The U.S. Congress is in recess and members of our delegation here at home.

14

Apr

2017

Saving the Public Works Trust Fund is within our grasp

On Wednesday April 12 the House passed SB 5033 which makes changes to the Public Works Trust Fund program (PWTF) reflecting the reforms developed by AWC and a coalition of other PWTF advocates.

14

Apr

2017

Subcontractor bonding bill passes Legislature

HB 1538, sponsored by Rep. Melanie Stambaugh (R-Puyallup), requires a prime contractor to provide a bond for the subcontractors’ portion of retainage if requested.

7

Apr

2017

Good news for cities in House capital budget

Last week we gave you highlights on the Senate’s proposed capital budget that has many positives for cities.
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