Legislative Advocacy

April 10, 2017

The Legislative Bulletin is produced weekly during the legislative session.

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Senate votes on AWC priority public records bill, help is needed on other bill
One of AWC’s priority bills was voted out of the Senate on Friday with a strong bipartisan vote. Our other priority public records bill is still in the Senate but has hit some opposition and needs your help. More

Good news for cities in House capital budget
It is an encouraging sign that capital budget proposals from both chambers fund key programs that are important to cities. More

When legislative budget leads start talking, here is what cities think of their ideas:
Lead House and Senate negotiators have not publicly agreed to talks yet. In anticipation of when they start, AWC has shared key items needed to support strong cities and towns across the state. Learn what AWC has been working on and how you can help support your city with a few different tools. More

Thank you for making our recent lobby day such a success!
But don’t let its passing deter you from continuing to reach out to your legislators. It is critical you let them know what is important as they continue their work. Learn about what we support, and what we don’t, in both the House and Senate budgets. More



Budget & finance
Business license bills ready for possible floor action. More

House revenue bill moves out of committee. More

Washington State Attorney General issues guidance for local governments on federal immigration enforcement. More

Open government
The Senate needs to take action on AWC’s priority public records bills by April 12. More

Talk to your local media about city budget impacts of potential LEOFF 2 costs. More

Public safety & criminal justice
Multiple fire district bills continuing to progress in the Legislature. More

Discussions continue on small cell deployment. More

Funding the Public Works Trust Fund

Over the past several years, the Legislature has responded to the economic recession by diverting infrastructure funds to basic government. Watch this video to learn more about the need for the Senate and House to fund the Public Works Trust Fund. More


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