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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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Interim 2020

July – Shared work program changes | CARES funding advice | COVID-19 survey results

June – Important HB 1406 deadline | New PFML rule | CARES Act funding guidance

May 4 – Supreme Court upholds I-976 injunction | $300M CARES Act | PFML comments

Legislative session recap

March 30 – 2020 Legislative Session Recap | COVID-19 impacts | City legislative outcomes

Legislative session 2020

March 13 – Sine Die – Legislative session is over! | I-976 ruling | COVID-19 impacts

March 9 – LRF bill needs your help | HB 1406 fix is nigh | Facial recognition bill

March 2 – Budget updates | Tools for housing | Facial recognition bill | MAT podcast

February 24 – Housing bill updates | Supplemental budgets | Conviction vacations program

February 17 – Legislative Bulletin | I-976 ruling | Contact legislators about MFTE | Affordable housing revenue

February 10 – Housing density preemption | Multifamily Tax Exemption | Transpo revenue

February 3 – Priority MFTE bill | Tax Increment Financing | Transportation revenue

January 27 – Mandatory ADUs | Homeless sheltering proposal | City traffic cameras

January 20 – Climate change & GMA | City election years | City utility lien authority

January 13 – 2020 State of the Cities report | Climate package | Homelessness investments


Interim 2019

December 16 – New minimum wage & overtime rules | City Action Days | 2020 advocacy prep

November 18 – AWC responds to I-976 | 2020 Census webinar | Election results

October 21 – 2020 legislative priorities | PFML webinar | I-976 resources | Census info

September 16 – I-976 webinar | 2020 priorities preview | Register for Cities on Tap | Census

August 19 – Legislative Bulletin | Fish Consumption Rule in flux | New House Speaker | JLARC records reporting

July 15 – JTC report | Affordable housing revenue sharing | Law enforcement grants

June 17 – Take action on affordable housing | New reporting requirements

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

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