Lawmaking can be surprisingly complicated. A seemingly small change in one state statute can have unintended consequences elsewhere. Policy development can get particularly complicated when it involves the multifaceted relationship between state and local governments.
The Local Government Fiscal Note Program was created to help elected leaders better understand the fiscal impacts proposed state legislation could have on on counties, cities, and most special purpose districts.
Our experienced team of analysts researches almost any legislative issue that could change local government revenues or expenditures. We produce the largest number of fiscal notes of any state agency. This is the Local Government Fiscal Note Program’s 38th year of operation.
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American Planning Association Washington Chapter
Association of Washington Cities
Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts
Washington Association of County Officials
Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs
Washington Defender Association
Washington Financial Officers Association
Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Washington State Association of Counties
Washington State Association of County Treasurers