24
Feb

House Committee Approves County Fiscal Flexibility and Local Revenue Tools Legislation

A bi-partisan group of legislators on the House Appropriations Committee passed HB 2006 on Thursday evening, a bill being supported by WSAC and sponsored by Representative Koster. Under the leadership of Representatives Springer, Volz and Wilcox, the bill received 25 votes from the 30 member committee. After negotiation and amendment the bill does three things: Mental health local option sales

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22
Feb

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Local Governments Ask for Restored Revenue Authority to Address Public Safety

Local Governments Ask for Restored Revenue Authority to Address Public Safety Supporters Pack Hearing on Senate Bill 5772 to Address Financial Crisis in Their Communities Olympia, WA (February 22, 2017) – The Senate Committee on Local Government Hearing for Senate Bill 5772 drew supporters from across the state of Washington on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Introduced by Senator Jamie Pedersen
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24
Jan

Bill Would Restore Liquor Revenue for Public Safety

Representatives Hays and Senn Champion Counties. HB 1113 is this session’s variation of the longstanding city and county request to restore the State’s sharing of liquor revenue. The bill would begin to ramp up revenue sharing in 2018, with the complete restoration not occurring until 2024. Of the amount distributed to cities and counties, sixty percent would need to be

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9
Jan

Finance

Are you curious what finance bills will be coming down the pipe this legislative session? Bookmark this url (wsac.org/finance) to keep up to date on all things that are happening that could affect your county.