Legislative Bulletin


The good and the bad, what do initiatives mean for counties?

Initiatives can have large impacts on counties. In this second part of our election series blog posts, we look specifically at initiatives and their effects. The first post looked at changes within the legislative membership and the last post will look at the what happened within the WSAC membership. —————— In addition to half of the state Senate and all of

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What Legislative Elections Mean for Counties

As counties are an arm of the state, the legislative branch, is very important to WSAC’s and the legislature’s relationship. This post is the first of three blog post series to highlight what this mid-term election means for counties. The second post will look at initiatives and third will look at the changes within the WSAC membership.  —————— The 2018

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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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Transportation & Public Works – Week 9

Last Friday was the cutoff for bills to be passed by the opposite house.  The legislature is in its final week of the session which ends on Thursday, March 8th.  Bills that were amended before they were passed one chamber must again be passed by the opposite as the final legislation, or amendments must be withdrawn, or a conference committee

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