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October 9, 2017

The Legislative Bulletin is produced monthly during the legislative interim.

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From the director section

Leg priorities thumbnailAWC Board adopts 2018 Legislative Priorities
Hear about the process to adopt and communicate AWC’s Legislative Priorities, learn about AWC Regional Meetings taking place this fall, discover our 2017 City Champion Award winners, and read a farewell to Candice Bock. More

Media time section

City Champion awardCongratulations 2017 City Champion Award winners!
Our fourth annual City Champion Awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication of legislators who championed critical city issues during the 2017 legislative session. In-district celebrations are being scheduled. Contact Dave Williams if you’d like to help plan one in your city. Find out if your legislator is one of the eight Champions, and say thanks! See the press release.

Things you can do section

Top ten thumbnailTop ten steps to take for a successful legislative session
The 2018 legislative session is only months away. Take advantage of the interim and engage your legislators on important city issues now. Need ideas? See this handy top ten list. Better yet, print it and refer to it often. Can you complete all ten actions? Doing so could win you a 2018 AWC Advocacy All-Star award! More

 

Need to know setion

Budget & finance
B&O tax apportionment task force continues to meet. More

Business license threshold workgroup meets later this week. More

Supreme Court hearing to review progress on McCleary fix scheduled for October 24. More

Department of Revenue is compiling questions on changes to SST mitigation implementation under HB 2163. More

2018 City-County assistance estimates released. More

Environment & land use
The Department of Ecology is seeking input as they work towards reissuance of municipal stormwater permits. More

Federal
Tax reform heats up in the other Washington – SALT on the table. More

Infrastructure
AWC participates in APWA Conference. More

Marijuana
Liquor & Cannabis Board studying legalized marijuana home grows, comments due to agency by Oct. 11. More

Open goverment
Police body camera task force continues to meet, report due by end of year. More

Public safety & criminal justice
Register for joint summit on gang prevention and intervention, co-hosted by AWC. More

Transportation
WSDOT releases new draft of freight system plan that will guide allocation of federal freight dollars. More


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