Courthouse Journal

The Courthouse Journal is the official newsletter of the Washington Association of County Officials. Along with a newsletter to members, WACO also hosts the Courthouse Journal blog.

Apr 29

WACO 2021 Legislative Session Outcomes Report

Posted on April 29, 2021 at 1:47 PM by Melanie Terry

Headed into the 2021 session, legislative leadership communicated clearly that given the unique, unprecedented challenges posed by a virtual session, the number of bills introduced would be greatly reduced and those advanced would need to clearly relate to legislative priorities.  Given these challenges, WACO is pleased and proud that 6 of our original 8 priority bills were successfully passed this session.  Among them, the first cross-affiliate bill in recent history, which gained us repeated praise for its no-cost continuity of operations focus and the collaboration among affiliates it represented.   WACO members worked diligently with legislators and stakeholders on positive solutions to bills that posed significant implementation challenges, and as a result greatly reduced the number of bills on which sustained opposition was required

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Apr 20

Updated COVID-19 Resources

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 12:22 PM by Melanie Terry

WACO has now added resources on our COVID19 resource page to assist County Officials with accessing recovery materials. 

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Apr 16

WACO Speakers Bureau Hosts Inaugural Event

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 8:05 AM by Melanie Terry

On April 9th , 2021 three County Officials from the WACO’s Speakers Bureau met with students from a Pacific Lutheran University State and Local Government class to discuss the importance of local government and the impact of it on their daily lives. 

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