Washington’s Office of Financial Management produced this report (June 2020) on the state’s fiscal situation in the wake of COVID-19 and the path ahead.
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State’s Clean Buildings Law Nears the End of Rulemaking Washington’s 2019 Clean Buildings Act has been undergoing rulemaking by the Department of Commerce for over a year. The law establishes a mandatory building performance standard for commercial buildings greater than 50,000 square feet and includes incentives to encourage efficiency improvements….
AIA|WA’s June 2020 Newsletter is HERE. It features AIA’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement, potential legislative actions to combat the COVID-related budget crisis, yet another new implementation date for the state’s 2018 codes, and more. As always, we welcome your comments and ideas.
Webinar + Discussion Friday, June 19 – 11:00-Noon Join us for a moderated panel discussion to help you prepare to reopen your office and bring your staff back to work. In addition to the physical issues of returning staff to the office, the panel will discuss the policies you will…
AIA|WA’s May 2020 Newsletter is HERE. It features Washington’s reopening criteria for professional services offices as part of Phase 2, information about a potential special session of the Legislature, a review of this year’s legislative and statewide elections, and more. As always, we welcome your comments and ideas.
As part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) enacted on May 27, 2020, the Federal Paycheck Protection Program provides enhanced funding for businesses suffering due to the coronavirus outbreak to borrow money for costs related to employee compensation and benefits. The Paycheck Protection Loan…
AIA’s State Disaster Network provided the following information on how firms can sign up to be considered for assignments through FEMA. A plan to build out facilities to expand local and regional capacity has been developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) through direct mission assignment from FEMA….
The 2020 Legislative Session officially adjourned on time on March 12. This was the second half of the biennial budget session in which legislators meet for just 60 days to pass policy bills and supplemental budgets. AIA|WA had a busy session in Olympia, from our Capitol Connections lobbying day in…
AIA|WA’s March 3 Legislative Update is available for download HERE. In it you’ll find information about AIA|WA’s priority issues as we near the end of the 2020 Legislative Session in Olympia. For additional information about the legislative session, which runs through March 12, contact Kirsten.