The Insider

4
Apr

When We All Lose

Whenever someone dies too young, we all lose something. We lose the person, who and what that person was, and what he or she would’ve become. I was shocked and sorrowful to receive the news last week of the tragic death of Kittitas County Sheriff Deputy Ryan Thompson. The loss of Deputy Thompson in the line of duty is a

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27
Mar

WSAC Members Storm DC

This year, we had one of the largest contingents of county officials from the state of Washington to attend a National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Legislative Conference. WSAC members joined nearly 2,000 other county leaders in Washington, D.C. on March 2-6, 2019. Numerous sessions and presentations focused on important topics that link federal funding and policy with County operations including:

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18
Dec

Governor Inslees’s Budget Proposal

Last Thursday, Governor Inslee released his proposed 2019 budgets. Generally, the governor’s budgets are seen as an executive and judicial branch “wish list” that the legislature will consider along with their own priorities. The following is a summary list of the expenditures and new revenue proposed by Governor Inslee that may be of interest to the Counties. We won’t see

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18
Dec

What Do County Elections Mean to WSAC’s Membership?

In this third and last part of our election series blog posts, we look specifically at our new members and those members leaving WSAC. The first post looked at changes within the legislative membership and the second post analyzed what initiatives meant for county government.  —————— Not all the counties were up for election this year but several were. Every year elections

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