Two-year operating and capital budgets were passed and signed by the Governor on June 30. A government shutdown was avoided, and ten days later on July 10, the Legislature officially adjourned after the longest session in state history – 176 days.
Take a look at AWC’s Diversity Index (DI) map which shows the probability that any two people selected at random within your city or neighborhood will be of a different race.
AWC created the inaugural Advocacy All-Star Award to recognize and celebrate actions by city elected officials who demonstrated a commitment to advocating on behalf of all cities. Find out the winners of this brand new award!
See who won the 2015 awards and what great things are happening in their communities. These are good examples of what you can try in your own community.
After its own police-involved shooting, Pasco avoided Ferguson, Missouri’s fate. But the Eastern Washington community’s long-term outlook still hinges on its ability to foster racial and economic equity. Read it now.
Washington cities may be disproportionately impacted by the Affordable Care Act's excise tax on high cost health coverage. Because of this concern, AWC submitted comments, on behalf of its member cities and towns, to the IRS on Notice 2015-16 regarding the ACA's High Cost Plan Excise Tax.
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