The Insider

7
Feb

Legislative Steering Committee Visits Capitol

   Olympia – On February 2nd, WSAC’s Legislative Steering Committee (LSC) took over the capitol building to meet with Legislators about the three priorities; Reforming the Public Records Act; expansion of funding for pre-trial public defense and replacing the 1% property tax cap with a more sustainable 1% property tax value based on population and inflation. The LSC met early on

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6
Feb

Live Healthy Prescription Drug Card Program

   Seattle – King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, King County Director of Public Health Patty Hayes and Eric Johnson, Executive Director, Washington State Association of Counties held a press conference rolling out King County ‘s participation in NACo Live Healthy Prescription Drug Card Program at Bartell Drugs in Seattle. This program will allow any county resident  (with or without prescription coverage). Even if

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6
Feb

Lodging Tax Reporting Deadline is March 15th

   JLARC – The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) is working to gather data so that they can update the lodging tax reporting system and may need your help to gather all the information. The lodging tax reporting system has been open for several weeks now and so far 25 municipalities have reported expenditures. Since the deadline for reporting is

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5
Feb

Sheriffs and Police Officers Speak to the Importance of HB 1764

Olympia – Public safety officers reminded us how important HB 1764 is to the safety of our local communities. This video was recorded live on Facebook. See the the original Facebook post here. “Counties have 11% fewer employees then they had in 2008, there are 5% fewer road deputies then there were in 2008 as well” said Eric Johnson (Executive Director of

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