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

Public safety sales tax increase on ballot in Benton County

May 15, 2014 in In the News
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
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Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

In Our View: Bring Olympia Within Reach

May 12, 2014 in In the News
The Columbian
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The Columbian
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Monday, May 12, 2014

Legislative survey says: Remote testimony is a winner

May 7, 2014 in Blog

Washington State University has released the results of the "2013 Washington State Legislative Service Survey and the Washington State Governance Series." Based on the answers of lawmakers, legislative staff and lobbyists, WPC's recommendation for remote testimony options for citizens is a clear winner.

Marijuana, Lean management and public records best practices

May 7, 2014 in Blog

No, that's not the opening line of a joke but instead an example of how the (now misnamed) Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) is improving access to public records. According to Governor Inslee's Results Washington process, the Liquor Control Board has made progress using Lean management to improve its response time to growing public records requests as a result of the state's legalization of marijuana.