Tag: Budget


Past President Blog

Past President Commissioner Obie O’Brien shares some insights about being the president of WSAC during the 2016 calendar year. Commissioner Blair Brady was elected in November to take over the role of WSAC President for the 2017 calendar year. The following was written by Commissioner O’Brien. ___ As I look back over a very quick 12 months I am reminded

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Legislative Budgets Released

The State has released supplemental budgets in both the House and the Senate. Learn about how these budgets will affect Washington State's 39 counties. You can read WSAC's budget summary below along with the letters to both the House and Senate budget writers. The Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) will continue to keep you updated on the developments with
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Ecology Rule Affects Solid Waste Dollars

  On December 22, 2015, the Department of Ecology filed began the process of updating rules related to Coordinated Prevention Grants, specifically, WAC 173-312 and 173-313. This process has continued through the spring and summer. During this rulemaking process, Ecology used an existing advisory committee which included members from county solid waste facilities and environmental health directors from local health

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Legislature Fails to Protect Public Safety

Olympia, WA – The Washington State Legislature released its operating budget, which disappointingly did not address the financial crisis facing communities across Washington. The budget failed to replace the arbitrary 1% cap on property revenue—the major funding source for counties and cities—with a cap actually tied to the factors that drive costs like inflation and the rate of population growth. “We

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