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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In Our View: Wrangling Over Budget

July 2, 2014 in In the News
The Columbian
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The Columbian
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Editorial: No simple answers for state budget

June 30, 2014 in In the News
The Spokesman-Review
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The Spokesman-Review
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Monday, June 30, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court ruling against forced unionization of home care workers may strike down Washington state law

June 30, 2014 in Blog

Although the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) did not rule in its Harris v. Quinn case today, as some had expected, on whether government workers must join a union, the decision does call into question the forced unionization of some Washington residents.

Privatization & Government Reform Newsletter #8

June 30, 2014 in In the News
Reason Foundation
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Reason Foundation
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Open government negotiations: why not?

June 26, 2014 in In the News
Smarter Government Washington
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Smarter Government Washington
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

OFM to agencies: Take 2015-17 budget requests off auto-pilot

June 26, 2014 in Blog

For many Washingtonians, summer is the time to wind down and enjoy much needed R&R. Not so for budget writers at state agencies and the Office of Financial Management (OFM). This is the time of year that the framework for the Governor's 2015-17 budget proposal is put into place. To facilitate these efforts OFM sent agencies budget instructions which lay out several directives that agencies are to follow when submitting their budget requests.