WPC's Center for Small Business focuses on improving Washington's small business climate by working closely with business owners and policymakers. The Center provides accurate information and analysis on the state's regulatory climate, tax structure, health insurance systems, and more.
Jason Mercier, Director, Center for Government Reform
Erin Shannon, Director, Center for Small Business
In 1972, Washington voters considered an amendment to the state constitution to automatically end all special tax exemptions after 10 years unless they were reauthorized. That measure failed by a vote of 45 percent to 55 percent.