1
Dec

County Legislative Hearing

Legislative Work Session: Overview of statutory obligations and revenue capacity of local governments and purpose of HB 2011, Local mandates and revenue funding from the county and city perspective, the feasibility of studying constitutional and statutory obligations and the revenue capacity of local governments. Pictured above from left to right: Representative David Taylor, Representative Sherry Appleton, Representative Joan McBride, Representative Strom

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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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12
Jan

Public Records Stakeholder Group Makes Progress

Stakeholders reviewed legislative proposals in December and bills likely introduced early in the 2017 legislative session. Representatives McBride and Nealey convened a public records stakeholder group from June through December 2016. The group included representatives from cities, counties, school districts, newspapers, the Coalition for Open Government and the State Auditors Office. At the final stakeholder meeting, the group reviewed bill

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