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.
Jason Mercier, Director, Center for Government Reform, April, 2013
When the 2013 Legislative Session began this past January, tax increases in our state were a long shot.
First there was the voters’ most recent confirmation, for the fifth time, of our state’s two-decade-old law requiring a supermajority vote in the legislature to raise taxes. That proposal, Initiative 1185, received 64% of the vote (more than President Obama received) and passed in every county of the state, including King County.