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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100 lawmakers and candidates respond to tax survey

October 14, 2014 in Blog

Curious to know if those that hope to represent you in the Legislature next year believe you have the right to settle the twenty year debate about whether tax increases should receive a supermajority vote or voter approval?

Washington State's Wireless Taxes are the Highest in the Nation

October 8, 2014 in Blog

A report released today by the Tax Foundation ranks Washington as the state with the highest wireless taxes in the nation.

Harris v. Quinn lives in Washington

October 7, 2014 in Blog

It took a few months but we now know the U.S. Supreme Court's June 30 ruling in Harris v. Quinn will be implemented in Washington State. According to the tentative 2015-17 contract agreement between the state and SEIU 775 (Article 4):

State Supreme Court gives green light to retroactive tax increases

October 2, 2014 in Blog

It looks like the State Supreme Court is giving the Legislature a new tool to address its McCleary contempt order: retroactive tax increases. A unanimous Court ruling today said it was not unconstitutional when the Legislature approved a retroactive change to the state's death tax in 2013.

Sharyl Attkisson, former CBS Investigative Journalist

September 29, 2014 in In the News
770 AM
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Union Contracts Add to State Budget Difficulties

September 25, 2014 in In the News
Freedom Foundation
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I-1351 will raise your taxes

September 22, 2014 in In the News
Smarter Government Washington
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Smarter Government Washington
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Where do we get the money?

September 19, 2014 in In the News
The Wenatchee World
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The Wenatchee World
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Thursday, September 18, 2014