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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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Enacting Local Supermajority Vote Requirements to Increase Taxes

June 23, 2014 in In the News
Insider Online: Policy Ideas for Advancing Liberty
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Insider Online: Policy Ideas for Advancing Liberty
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Monday, June 23, 2014

63% of voters want local supermajority for taxes protections

June 18, 2014 in Blog

Based on the results of a May 2014 statewide poll, Washingtonians' support for taxpayer protections has not waned since they approved I-1185 in 2012. You may recall that approval of I-1185 was the fifth time that voters had adopted a supermajority vote for tax increases requirement. It passed statewide with a 64 percent “yes” vote and with majority approval in 44 of the state’s 49 legislative districts and in every county of the state. This policy received more votes statewide than either President Obama or Governor Inslee.

Sunday Spin: WA No. 1 for ‘making a living’

June 17, 2014 in In the News
The Spokesman-Review
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The Spokesman-Review
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lift shroud of secrecy from employment contract talks

June 17, 2014 in In the News
National Freedom of Information Coalition
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National Freedom of Information Coalition
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lift shroud of secrecy from employment contract talks

June 17, 2014 in Publications

Enacting Local Supermajority Vote Requirements to Increase Taxes: A Guide for Washington Cities and Counties

June 13, 2014 in Publications