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.

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Governor Inslee receives open government award

October 22, 2015 in Blog

Earlier this month the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association awarded Governor Inslee with its Walter C. Woodward Freedom’s Light Award. This award recognizes commitment to open government and freedom of the press. 

According to Rowland Thompson, executive director of Allied Daily Newspapers:

This is the most open administration I’ve ever worked with. The governor is extremely transparent about the realities of governing.

Transportation package (bonds) required supermajority vote

October 20, 2015 in Blog

Despite receiving support from voters on five separate occasions, most recently passing statewide in every county, in 90% of legislative districts, and with 64% support in 2012, lawmakers have yet to provide voters the opportunity to place a supermajority vote restriction for taxes in the state constitution. 

Will state Supreme Court open floodgates for income taxes?

October 6, 2015 in In the News
The Snohomish Times
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