October 30, 2017
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Registration is open for fourth-annual AWB D.C. Fly-in

Registration is open for AWB's fourth-annual D.C. Fly-in Dec. 4-6 in the nation's capital.

AWB's government affairs team will lead this trip to Washington, D.C., organizing meetings with members of Congress and top administration officials.

Previous years events have included meetings with Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, as well as Washington's members of Congress from both parties.

The Fly-in also includes meetings and events at historical locations.

A new video highlights the opportunities and experience of the AWB D.C. Fly-in.

Contact Kelli Schueler with AWB's Events team or Amy Anderson, AWB's government affairs director for federal issues, to learn more and register.

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'Hirst Will Shatter the American Dream...'

Call the Legislature back to pass capital budget, fix water-rights ruling

By former Gov. Dan Evans

It's time for Gov. Jay Inslee, together with Republicans and Democrats in both houses of the Legislature, to put partisanship aside and solve two pressing problems. Washington state needs a capital budget and a fix to the state Supreme Court's Hirst decision, which has impacted homebuilding in rural areas.

As construction costs rise, every day that goes by without passage of the state's capital budget means that taxpayers will pay more for building schools and other projects, and it means that needed construction is delayed.

Equally important is modification of the law in response to the Hirst decision. Hirst will shatter the American dream for some Washington state families because they may not be able to obtain water on the properties they purchased unless the Legislature enacts a solution to that decision...

Read the full column in The Seattle Times
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