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Posts for July 2021

Legislative Changes in 2021 for Public Works Contracting

Legislative Changes in 2021 for Public Works Contracting

July 22, 2021  by  Judy Isaac
Category:  Purchasing and Contracting New Legislation and Regulations

This blog covers several new laws and amendments made to existing laws that relate to public works contracting. 

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State Legislature Expands Municipal Authority to Provide Broadband, but to What Extent?

State Legislature Expands Municipal Authority to Provide Broadband, but to What Extent?

July 19, 2021  by  Oskar Rey
Category:  Telecommunications New Legislation and Regulations

This blog provides an overview of recent legislation meant to expand the availability of municipally supplied broadband in Washington. 

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MRSC Tackles Big Challenges Through Its Local Climate Response Project

MRSC Tackles Big Challenges Through Its Local Climate Response Project

July 15, 2021  by  Tracy Burrows
Category:  Climate Change MRSC News and Updates

MRSC is launching the Local Climate Response Project this month to help local governments protect the health and economic vitality of their communities.

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An Overview of New Personnel-Related Bills Adopted in the 2021 Regular Legislative Session

An Overview of New Personnel-Related Bills Adopted in the 2021 Regular Legislative Session

July 12, 2021  by  Flannary Collins
Category:  Personnel Policies New Legislation and Regulations

This blog provides an overview of leave-related bills as well as a new state holiday passed during the 2021 regular legislative session. 

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2021: New Election Laws

2021: New Election Laws

July 8, 2021  by  Linda Gallagher
Category:  Elections New Legislation and Regulations

This blog summarizes five new laws relating to elections from the 2021 legislative session.

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Byron Katsuyama Retires: Thanks for the Privilege of Serving Washington Local Governments for 43 Years

Byron Katsuyama Retires: Thanks for the Privilege of Serving Washington Local Governments for 43 Years

July 6, 2021  by  Byron Katsuyama
Category:  MRSC News and Updates

After a long and fruitful career at MRSC, Public Policy Consultant Byron Katsuyama is retiring. 

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Washington State Reopening: Where Things Stand as of June 30, 2021

Washington State Reopening: Where Things Stand as of June 30, 2021

July 1, 2021  by  Jill Dvorkin
Category:  COVID-19

The much-anticipated reopening of the state has begun. Here is an overview of guidance surrounding public meetings, physical distancing requirements, masks, and more. 

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