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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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Part 2: Why L&I’s “Lower Than First Proposed” .8% Workers’ Comp Tax Increase Is Not a Great Deal for Employers or Workers

December 3, 2014 in Blog

After announcing an average workers’ compensation tax increase for 2015 that is less than originally proposed, the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is making sure the business community and media know how much employers and workers will save.   

Senate should put voter-approved tax restrictions into its rules

December 3, 2014 in In the News
Smarter Government Washington
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Smarter Government Washington
Date: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Senate should put voter-approved tax restrictions into its rules

December 2, 2014 in Blog

Now that the 2014 election has been certified we know the official make up of the Legislature. Based on the responses to our supermajority for taxes legislative survey, we also know that the members of the Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) in the Senate support allowing the voters to consider a constitutional amendment to put the five-time voter approved policy into the Constitution.

Local governments should use performance audits to improve budget accountability and performance

December 1, 2014 in In the News
the Franklin County Auditor’s blog
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the Franklin County Auditor’s blog
Date: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014

Viewpoint: Fall 2014

November 26, 2014 in Publications

Click below to view our PDF version of our Fall 2014 issue of Viewpoint, WPC's quarterly magazine!

Remote testimony option becomes reality

November 25, 2014 in In the News
The Snohomish Times
Source: 
The Snohomish Times
Date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014