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

5

Feb

2016

Session midpoint – tracking priorities and problems

February 8 is day 29 of a 60-day session scheduled to end March 10.

29

Jan

2016

Strong city voices and presence at the Capitol

More than 300 city officials stormed the Capitol over a two-day period last week during City Action Days to tell legislators that their partnership and help is needed and appreciated.

22

Jan

2016

AWC bills with bipartisan support make their moves

One hundred forty-seven legislators, many of whom are positioning for re-election, don’t have much time in this short 60-day session to get their priorities addressed.

15

Jan

2016

Visible presence of cities at the Capitol kicks off week one

Entering week two of an eight-plus-week legislative session, a number of key AWC and city issues have already begun to be considered.

8

Jan

2016

First week of legislative session begins with budget discussions and previews of several city hot-button issues

One hundred forty-seven legislators return to Olympia today amidst hope they can work in a bi-partisan way, address some key issues, and go home by March 10.

18

Dec

2015

Will what matters to cities matter in Olympia?

Legislators return to Olympia on January 11 for what many predict will be a short 60-day session.

16

Nov

2015

AWC hits the road to share 2016 legislative priorities, participate in awards to key legislators, and hear from member cities

As AWC gets ready for the upcoming 2016 legislative session, your advocacy team has fanned out across the state to share our legislative priorities, participate in City Champion Award ceremonies, and work with state agencies on issues important to cities.

16

Oct

2015

AWC Board sets 2016 city legislative priorities – What are they and how might they fare?

When legislators return to Olympia on January 11, 2016 for the start of their scheduled 60-day session, will they be open and ready to tackle issues like AWC’s priorities?

11

Sep

2015

Which legislators are this year’s City Champions? How is AWC’s 2016 Legislative Agenda taking shape? And how can you be involved?

Many legislators helped cities achieve 2015 session outcomes that were good for cities, but certain ones stood out as City Champions.

2

Sep

2015

AWC hits the road. Is there a meeting you would like us to attend?

AWC government relations staff is interested in meeting with city officials and groups across the state to hear how we might help cities remain strong and vital.

2

Sep

2015

Do you have suggestions for the next round of legislative priorities? Fill out this survey

Legislators may be back home trying to figure out K-12 school funding, but there are other important issues that need their attention when they convene for their 2016 Legislative Session on January 11.

19

Aug

2015

State Supreme Court challenges Legislature to solve school funding problem – how might it impact cities?

Last week the Supreme Court imposed $100,000 per day fines on the Legislature for failing to solve K-12 school funding problems.

31

Jul

2015

2015 session was longest in history and ultimately, positive for cities

What a difference a year can make. At the end of the 2014 session, little was done to help cities across the state.

10

Jul

2015

Long legislative session comes to an end

Two-year operating and capital budgets were passed and signed by the Governor on June 30.

1

Jul

2015

Long legislative session almost comes to an end

The state's new fiscal year starts today. Two-year operating and capital budgets were passed and signed by the Governor yesterday just before midnight.
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