2017 Legislative Bulletin

4
Jan

2017 Legislative Session – Safe Livable Washington

Increase Revenue for Public Safety & Criminal Justice Services Counties are facing a financial crisis that is putting millions of Washingtonians’ safety at risk. The current method of financing county services is fundamentally broken. The few available revenue options are either inadequate, restricted, or unreliable. Counties need stable revenue streams to provide essential services such as public safety and criminal
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15
Dec

2017 Legislative Session – Public Records Act

Update the Public Records Act Every day, local government officials ensure transparency in government and serve as stewards of public resources by effectively implementing the Public Records Act (PRA). However, advances in technology and increases in the volume and complexity of records requests are undermining the PRA. This act must be updated to reflect 21st century realities in order to
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