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.
Jason Mercier, Director, Center for Government Reform, June, 2009
Have you ever wondered how much the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) spends on travel? Or how much the Liquor Board spends on salaries and wages?
Seattle - Washington state could add some 33,000 new jobs at no cost to taxpayers if the federal estate tax were repealed, according to WPC analysis of a new study from the American Family Business Foundation.
Randal O'Toole, Adjunct Scholar, June, 2009
In February 2009, Congress dedicated $8 billion of stimulus funds to highspeed rail projects. In April, President Obama released his high-speed rail “vision” for America, which includes 8,500 miles that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) had identified as potential high-speed rail routes in 2001. In June, the FRA announced its criteria for states to apply for high-speed rail grants out of the $8 billion in stimulus funds.