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The Legislative Bulletin, emailed weekly during session and monthly during the interim, is one of AWC’s most valuable legislative resources for cities. It covers what you need to know about issue areas, hot topics, and how to take action on city priorities.

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Legislative session recap

May 20 – 2019 Legislative Session Recap

Legislative session 2019

April 29 – 2019 Legislature adjourns | Budget highlights

April 22 – Final week of session | Budget negotiations continue

April 15 – Final cutoff & budget negotiations | Register for Annual Conference on Apr 17

April 8 – Three weeks left in session | Useful tools: Hot sheet/budget highlights sheet

April 1 – Senate and House budget proposal comparisons | Housing issues in focus

March 25 – Proposed state budgets | Cities' economic development bill

March 18 – Bump stock buy-back law | New LEOFF2 pension bills | Density bill improves

March 11 – BLEA update | Public records reporting bill | Wayfair implementation bill

March 4 – Landscaping prevailing wage | Density bill concerns | Local records bill

February 25 – Housing priority bills | Economic development bill | I-976 update

February 18 – First legislative cutoff | Utility lien bill | Housing investment bills

February 11 – City Action Days cancelled | Economic development | Housing density

February 4 – New bills would restore PWTF resources | I-940 "fix" bill passes | B&O bill

January 28 – Economic development bill & podcast | Affordable housing bills gain traction

January 21 – Wrongful death bills | BLEA wait times bill | Washington infrastructure grade

January 14 – I-940 "fix" bills | City rights-of-way amicus | Public defense funding bill


Interim 2018

December 18 – Register for City Action Days | Governor's proposed budget | PFML premiums

November 19 – Voters approve I-940 l City representatives speak on open records

October 22 – AWC fights for local decision-making in amicus brief | Cities 101 videos

September 24 – Ninth Circuit homelessness ruling | I-940 to ballot | Prevailing wage rates

August 27 – Legislative Priorities Committee votes on city priorities | B&O updates

July 23 – Business license model threshold | Federal legislation preempts cities

June 18 – Government Relations Director announced | Culverts update | Public records

May 21 – 2018 AWC City Champion Awards | JLARC public records & lodging tax deadlines

April 30 – Voting Rights Act resources | Five things you can expect from AWC | I-940

Legislative session recap

April 2 – 2018 legislative session recap

Legislative session 2018

March 12 – Cities come out strong as the 2018 legislative session wraps up

March 5 – Final week of session | Voting Rights Act passes | Small cell bill surprises

February 26 – House & Senate budget proposals | Occupational disease bills | Voting rights

February 19 – Supplemental budgets and revenue forecast released | Voting rights update

February 12 – Document recording fee bill update | New policy initiatives have local costs

February 5 – Session halfway point | Voting Rights Act moving | Local drug take-back laws

January 29 – Capital budget & water issues resolution | Voting Rights Act | Flickr photos

January 22 – Capital budget passes | Senate passes Voting Rights Act | City Action Days

January 15 – Voting Rights Act bills | Homelessness video | Make legislator appointments

January 8 – Gov's proposed water bill & operating budget | AG Sessions marijuana memo

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