| The Washington State homepage. A great resource for all state services.|
|State Auditor's Office |
| Look for the local government link in the lower right hand corner.|
SAO launched a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed.
Office of the State Treasurer
School Bond Guarantee Program
Manages financial resources to promote prudent financial practices.
Local Government Investment Pool.
Local Option Capital Asset Lending Program.
Distributions of funds from the state to local governments.
Provides credit enhancement to voter-approved general obligation bonds.
|State Legislature || Information about bills under consideration and contact information|
for your legislator.
|Office of Financial Management || A wealth of state budget and financial information.|
|State Department of Revenue || Tax collections, business licenses and other relevant information.|
|Department of Retirement Systems || Employer news, rates, retirement programs for PERS and LEOFF.|
|State LEAP Committee || Good reports to the Legislature on local government.|
|State Purchasing Program || State contracts for procurement coordination.|
|Office of Forecast Council || The forecast council provides economic and revenue forecasting reports|
to the state legislature. A good source of local economic information.
|Governing for Results || Washington state's quality government program, including performance|
|Secretary of State || Ballot issues, voting information and initiatives.|
|TVW || The access point for state agency and legislativenews. View committee|
hearings and other events on TV or on the Internet.
|Department of Transportation || Transportation reports and data as well as road conditions and pass|
|Government Finance Organizations|
|Government Finance Officers Assn. || The international government finance organization. Lots of|
resources and information about the annual conference.
|GASB || The Government Accounting Standards Board establishes GAAP for|
government. Lots of resources about the GASB and their performance
|OMFOA ||Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association promotes professionalism and excellence in public financial management. |
| Municipal Research and Services Center - the best source for|
Washington state local government information.
Connecting businesses with local Washington State governments.
|AWC || Association of Washington Cities; lots of training opportunities.|
|ACCIS || The Association of County and City Information Services is the|
professional association for information technology.
|Washington State Association of County Treasurers || The mission of the Washington State Association of County Treasurers|
(WSACT) is to provide a forum for all County Treasurers to educate,
advocate, mentor and support the creation of effective treasury
management systems, which honor the public trust.
|Washington Counties || A portal of links to the different county associations.|
|City and County Managers || State Association of City and County Managers|
|Washington Municipal Clerks || The state clerks association with membership list, meetings, etc.|
|Washington Municipal Treasurers || The state treasurer's association with newsletters, events and pictures!|
|Financial News Sources|
|Wall Street Journal || The Wall Street Journal has many free resources, but much of the site is on a subscription basis.|
|CNN Money || A very complete site for general economic and financial news.|
|USA Today - Money || A very good source for general financial information.|
|Seattle Times business & technology || A good recap of local economic and business news|
|Puget Sound Business Journal || A very good view of local business and economy news|
|Bond Buyer || Mostly a subscription site with excellent content for state and local |
|Bloomberg || A lot of free information with some subscription resources|