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

13

Nov

2017

Streamlined sales tax studies

EHB 2163 imposes new requirements on more out-of-state internet retailers to collect sales tax or report customer sales, and notify customers for use tax purposes.

13

Nov

2017

City leaders present at rural jobs summit

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) held a rural jobs summit in Moses Lake to discuss the rural economy.

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.”

13

Nov

2017

Innovations and Partnerships in Transportation Conference is December 5 in Tacoma

The Washington State Department of Transportation is hosting its Innovations and Partnerships in Transportation Conference on Tuesday, December 5, in Tacoma.

13

Nov

2017

Early action on state Voting Rights Act legislation expected in 2018 session

For a number of years, the Legislature has debated proposals to create a Washington State Voting Rights Act.

13

Nov

2017

Webinar on new paid sick leave law taking effect January 2018

AWC recently produced and recorded a webinar that provides information on what city employers need to know about the new paid sick leave requirements that were created by the passage of Initiative 1433.
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Categories: Personnel

13

Nov

2017

DRS releases updated guidance on the new LEOFF 2 "third party contract rule"

The state’s 2017-19 operating budget included language when a LEOFF 2 employer charges a fee or recovers costs, which shifted the responsibility for who pays the state’s 20 percent pension contribution.
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Categories: Personnel

9

Oct

2017

AWC Board adopts 2018 Legislative Priorities

On Friday September 29, the AWC Board of Directors adopted four city priorities for the upcoming 2018 legislative session.

6

Oct

2017

Washington State Supreme Court hearing to review state’s McCleary case progress scheduled for Oct. 24

The 2017-19 operating budget and the school funding bill HB 2242 were the major pieces of the framework for the McCleary fix that was the primary issue of the 2017 session.

6

Oct

2017

City-County Assistance Account 2018 estimates released

The Department of Revenue recently released its estimates of city-county assistance for distributions that will be made in 2018 under ESSB 6050.

6

Oct

2017

Task force on business licenses

The AWC business licensing model threshold workgroup created by EHB 2005 will be meeting later this week to hear about the model threshold from the business perspective, and to review some research on city business license systems and examples of thresholds in cities.

6

Oct

2017

B&O tax apportionment task force meeting update

The Department of Revenue task force to recommend changes to the two-factor formula for service income apportionment for local B&O taxes continues to meet monthly through July 2018.

6

Oct

2017

Streamlined sales tax (SST) mitigation committee input needed

EHB 2163 included a state version of a long-standing AWC priority, the Marketplace Fairness Act (internet sales tax) that takes effect on January 1, 2018.

6

Oct

2017

Tax reform heats up in the other Washington – SALT on the table

As Congress grapples with reforming the federal tax code, one proposal under serious consideration is eliminating the deduction of state and local taxes (SALT) for individual taxpayers.
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Categories: Federal

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.
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