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

6

Oct

2017

State releases draft freight system plan

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) released its updated investment plan for the freight formula dollars included in the federal FAST Act.

6

Oct

2017

Ecology seeking input on municipal stormwater permits

The Department of Ecology is asking for feedback to help guide their process for reissuing the next round of municipal stormwater permits.

6

Oct

2017

Liquor & Cannabis Board studying legalized marijuana home grows – Comments due by Oct. 11

The LCB is studying the possibility of legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana plant possession, also known as “home grow” operations.
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Categories: Marijuana

6

Oct

2017

Joint policy summit on gang prevention and intervention in Tacoma on Nov. 1

On November 1, AWC is cohosting a policy summit on gang prevention and intervention with the Governor’s Office, Attorney General’s Office, Washington State Association of Counties, and others.

6

Oct

2017

Police body camera task force continues to meet, report due by end of year

The state’s task force on body-worn cameras will meet on October 16 in Ellensburg.

20

Sep

2017

LCB studying options for recreational marijuana home grow

2017 legislation requires the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) to “conduct a study of regulatory options” for recreational home grows of marijuana.
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Categories: Marijuana

11

Sep

2017

AWC will be active participant in Ruckelhaus Center’s Roadmap to the Future

As we have previously reported, the Legislature provided funding to the Ruckelshaus Center for their “Roadmap to the Future” project.

8

Sep

2017

Ways to engage as AWC prepares 2018 Legislative Priorities

Later this month, AWC’s Board of Directors will consider recommendations from our Legislative Priorities Committee on which priorities we will focus on for the upcoming 60-day legislative session.

8

Sep

2017

WSDOT soliciting feedback on Freight System Plan

The Washington Department of Transportation is soliciting feedback on its 2017 update to the State Freight System Plan.

8

Sep

2017

New LEOFF 2 contribution change for third party contracts, timeline update from DRS

As we have previously reported, the state’s newly-passed operating budget included a shift in pension contributions when the employer contracts with a non-LEOFF 2 employer for services.
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Categories: Personnel

8

Sep

2017

Road mile usage charge study underway

In 2012, the Washington Legislature directed the Transportation Commission, in conjunction with stakeholders (including a city representative), to conduct an assessment of Road Usage Charging and determine if it is feasible.

8

Sep

2017

AWC participates in housing tools conversation

AWC recently participated in a conversation with Democratic lawmakers and housing, homelessness and faith community advocates to discuss opportunities to provide new tools and resources that address the challenges of homelessness and housing affordability.

8

Sep

2017

Capital budget update

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

8

Sep

2017

Task forces on business licenses and B&O tax apportionment begin work

The task forces created by EHB 2005 had their first meetings in August.

8

Sep

2017

Rulemaking continues on new I-1433 paid sick leave requirement

Voters passed Initiative 1433 in 2016, raising the state’s minimum wage and requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees effective January 2018.
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Categories: Personnel

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