2017-2018 Legislative Bulletin

13
Jan

Former WSAC Members Pack a Punch in 2017-18 Legislature

The 2017 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 9th, and WSAC is hit the ground running. Capitalizing on momentum built in the dozen county legislative briefings held in November and December, WSAC members and staff are ready to move the WSAC legislative priorities forward. We will be looking to former WSAC members who now serve in the Legislature to help,

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13
Jan

Flu deaths and Mumps cases capture attention in the news and legislature

It’s not news we like to hear, but during a week of dozens of deaths related to the flu epidemic and media attention on a mumps outbreak, both the Senate and House held “Public Health 101” work sessions and heard testimony in support of Foundational Public Health Services. On Tuesday, the House and Senate Health Care Committees held work sessions

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13
Jan

House Local Government Committee Discusses Public Records

Work Session on Public Records Proposals This week the House Local Government Committee held a work session with stakeholders regarding potential public records proposals. Representatives McBride and Nealey provided an overview of the stakeholder process that was underway from June until December of 2016. Stakeholders who provided presentations to the Committee applauded the process. Although there is not agreement on

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12
Jan

5G Wireless Networks are Coming Your Way

5G wireless networks are the next generation of telecommunication standards expected to be rolled out by 2020.  5G will allow for more mobile broadband users per area unit as well as higher consumption of greater or unlimited data quantities which would allow people to stream high-definition media many hours per day with their mobile devices, when out of reach of

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