Other Useful Links

State Agencies
Access WashingtonThe Washington State homepage. A great resource for all state services.
State Auditor's Office Audit ConnectionSAO’s Audit Connection blog includes updated news and resources for local governments. You can also sign up to stay informed with a free e-newsletter delivered right to your inbox.
Office of the State
Treasurer LGIPLOCAL Revenue
Distributions 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 LegislatureInformation about bills under consideration and contact information for your legislator.
Office of Financial ManagementA wealth of state budget and financial information.
State Department of RevenueTax collections, business licenses and other relevant information.
Department of Retirement SystemsEmployer news, rates, retirement programs for PERS and LEOFF.
State LEAP CommitteeGood reports to the Legislature on local government.
State Purchasing ProgramState contracts for procurement coordination.
Office of Forecast CouncilThe forecast council provides economic and revenue forecasting reports to the state legislature. A good source of local economic information.
Secretary of StateBallot issues, voting information and initiatives.
TVWThe access point for state agency and legislative news. View committee hearings and other events on TV or on the Internet.
Department of TransportationTransportation reports and data as well as road conditions and pass reports.

Government Finance Organizations
Government Finance Officers Assn.The international government finance organization. Lots of resources and information about the annual conference.
GASBThe Government Accounting Standards Board establishes GAAP for government. Lots of resources about the GASB and their performance measurement project.
OMFOAOregon Municipal Finance Officers Association promotes professionalism and excellence in public financial management.

State Associations
MRSCMunicipal Research and Services Center - the best source for Washington state local government information. Connecting businesses with local Washington State governments.
AWCAssociation of Washington Cities; lots of training opportunities.
ACCISThe Association of County and City Information Services is the professional association for information technology.
Washington State Association of County TreasurersThe 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 CountiesA portal of links to the different county associations.
City and County ManagersState Association of City and County Managers
Washington Municipal ClerksThe state clerks association with membership list, meetings, etc.
Washington Public Treasurers AssociationThe state treasurer's association with newsletters, events and pictures!

Financial News Sources
Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal has many free resources, but much of the site is on a subscription basis.
CNN MoneyA very complete site for general economic and financial news.
USA Today - MoneyA very good source for general financial information.
Seattle Times - Business & TechnologyA good recap of local economic and business news
Puget Sound Business JournalA very good view of local business and economy news
Bond BuyerMostly a subscription site with excellent content for state and local governments.
BloombergA lot of free information with some subscription resources.