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WPC's Center for Government Reform's mission is to partner with stakeholders and citizens to work toward a government focused on its core functions while improving its transparency, accountability, performance, and effectiveness for taxpayers.

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WPC agrees with union speaker; "trust us" shouldn't be standard for negotiations

July 28, 2014 in Blog

Last week the Washington State Labor Council held its 2014 Constitutional Convention meeting. Among the speakers was Gillian Locascio of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition. Although she was speaking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, her concerns and criticism of how those negotiations were occurring are 100% aligned with our concerns about public union contract negotiations.

The Unseen Costs of Tax Cronyism: Favoritism and Foregone Growth

July 24, 2014 in In the News
American Legislative Exchange Council
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American Legislative Exchange Council
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Attorney General's statement on Centralia School District's Medicaid fraud

July 23, 2014 in Blog

Last Friday my colleague Liv Finne highlighted a disturbing case of the Centralia School District committing Medicaid fraud. Last night I received this statement from the Attorney General's Office concerning the $372,000 settlement agreement with the school district:

In Our View: Shine Light on Negotiations

July 22, 2014 in In the News
The Columbian
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The Columbian
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Sunday, July 20, 2014