State Agencies

Access Washington The Washington State homepage. A great resource for all state services.
State Auditor’s OfficeAudit Connection Look for the local government link in the lower right hand corner. SAO has launched a quarterly newsletter to keep you informed.
Office of the State TreasurerLGIPLOCALRevenue DistributionsSchool 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.
Secretary of State Ballot issues, voting information and initiatives.
TVW The access point for state agency and legislative news. 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 reports.

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 measurement project.
OMFOA Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association promotes professionalism and excellence in public financial management.

State Associations

MRSC 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 Association  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 governments.
Bloomberg  A lot of free information with some subscription resources