Open Government

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.

What's New

Stage set for 2015-17 budget debate in Olympia

April 16, 2014 in In the News
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Public safety sales tax increase on ballot in Benton County

April 14, 2014 in Blog

In August voters in Benton County will consider Proposition 14-5 and whether to increase the local sales tax rate by 0.3% raising approximately $9 million per year for public safety spending. The tax increase would sunset on December 31, 2024. The revenue would be split between Benton County and the cities of Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Prosser for law enforcement staffing increases and various public safety programs (such as gang prevention and intervention).

Review of 2014 Supplemental Operating Budget: Proposals set stage for 2015-17 budget debate

April 9, 2014 in Publications

Key Findings

Would the "Taxpayer Protection Act" really protect taxpayers?

April 7, 2014 in Publications

Key Findings