Paige DeChambeau


County election cost relief may be on the way

Elections are crucial to our system of representative government, but, while ballots cover multiple federal, state, and local candidates and issues, the counties bear the primary costs associated with election funding. Two bills which will help the public and counties pay for elections will be heard in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections on January 16th.  Senate

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What Do County Elections Mean to WSAC’s Membership?

In this third and last part of our election series blog posts, we look specifically at our new members and those members leaving WSAC. The first post looked at changes within the legislative membership and the second post analyzed what initiatives meant for county government.  —————— Not all the counties were up for election this year but several were. Every year elections

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Counties Decide to Move Forward on Pursuing Legal Action

County leaders frustrated with the unfunded mandates and lack of support coming out of Olympia have authorized the Washington State Association of Counties to explore legal action against the State. Eastsound, WA (May 10, 2018) – As Counties begin working on their 2019 budgets, many are faced with the need to make cuts once again after the Washington State Legislature failed
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JLARC’s Public Records Reporting System is Live

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) Public Records Data Reporting System is now live. Agencies can begin submitting reports. In 2017 the Legislature passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1594. That law requires certain agencies to report annually on a variety of metrics related to fulfilling public records requests. JLARC has developed a web-based reporting system for agencies to

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