Home  |   About us  |   Partner with AWC  |   Login      

Advocacy

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

11

Jun

2014

Fundamental AWC Policy Position Statement Undergoes an Update ...

When the Governor, legislators, state or federal officials, or our own members want to know what the Association of Washington Cities stands for, we turn to the Statement of Policy.

2

Jun

2014

Governor Inslee comments on the importance of cities and towns

The Governor was the featured speaker during the King County Sound Cities Association dinner on May 28. Read his talking points and learn more about Operation Strong Cities.

28

May

2014

AWC Launches Operation Strong Cities!

As cities and towns throughout Washington prepare to develop and adopt budgets for 2015, it’s the right time to be thinking about what your citizens and businesses need and expect from you, what resources you have, and how our State, in particular, can support your efforts.

14

May

2014

Honoring Our Hometown Champions

In another first, we’re selecting the inaugural recipients of AWC’s Hometown Champion Award.

14

May

2014

AWC Helps Legislative Candidates Focus on City Issues

Later this week, we’ll know which brave souls are throwing their hats in to run for the 2015-2016 Legislature.

21

Apr

2014

2014 session was short and disappointing for cities, 2015 challenges loom large

Legislators accomplished their goal of finishing on time with only slight modifications needed to the $33.5 billion biennial operating budget adopted last year.

21

Mar

2014

Little change for cities this session, get involved in future work

Last Friday’s Bulletin was distributed within hours of legislators finishing their work this session.

14

Mar

2014

Disappointing session for cities

The 2014 legislative session sputtered to a conclusion with little to show for cities across the state.

7

Mar

2014

Time is short as Sine Die approaches and there is lots of work still to do

Ever since legislators returned in early January, we’ve assumed they wouldn’t make big decisions.

28

Feb

2014

Budget tango – the dance that is impacting everything at the Capitol

The partners are dressed and ready for the impassioned finale to a session that so far has been devoid of much action.

21

Feb

2014

Opportunity knocks

There are less than three weeks left in session and the deadline has passed for bills to move from one chamber to the other.

14

Feb

2014

Might the February revenue forecast give city priorities a much needed nudge?

Cities are paying close attention to the state’s revenue forecast, updated every three months.

7

Feb

2014

Are the state and cities ready for a Seahawks parade crowd staying for more than a day?

People across the state and region marveled this week at the sun-drenched crowds swelling Seattle’s streets, celebrating the Seahawks Super Bowl win.

31

Jan

2014

Cities swarm Olympia on Capitol Hill, Legislator connections need to continue

Many thanks to the over 300 city officials who just spent two days here in Olympia during AWC’s City Action Days.

24

Jan

2014

Legislators asked to remove barriers to strong cities – We need your help!

When discussing AWC’s revenue-focused 2014 Action Agenda, legislators’ reactions vary from strong support and sympathy to “you can’t be serious when we can’t even sufficiently fund the state’s needs.”
First 234567891011
  Search