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.
Olympia - 32 economists have signed an open letter to state elected officials warning that tax increases will damage Washington’s economy and hamper economic recovery. This comes as lawmakers are grappling with a large budget shortfall and are considering tax and fee increases rather than prioritizing spending, which families all across Washington are doing now.
Jason Mercier, Director, Center for Government Reform, April, 2009
Each person’s analysis of the 2009-11 state budget offered by House and Senate Democrats will be influenced by his budget principles.