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.
This special reception and wrap-up of the 2008 Legislative Session was for our supporters and those interested in learning more about our work. The recently completed Session was discussed, with a focus on how it will affect you and your business. WPC’s president and research center directors gave reviews of their work during Session, including publications on the state budget, taxes, health care, transportation, the environment and ways to improve the business climate. They also presented the top issues to look for during the remainder of this busy election year and previ
Todd Myers, Director, Center for the Environment, June, 2008
Imagine buying a car only to find it was a lemon. You would probably go back to the seller in an effort to get your money back. Contract and consumer protection laws are set up to mediate this relationship between buyer and seller. In most cases the power of one balances the other creating fair transactions that are mutually beneficial.
Carl Gipson, Director, Center for Small Business, June, 2008
The Oxford American Dictionary defines “tax” as, “a sum of money to be paid by people or business firms to a government, to be used for public purposes.”
Today, taxes are used to pay for public goods such as schools, roads, airports, utilities, museums, social work, sports, and more.