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.
Proposed state capital gains tax is likely unconstitutional and would not provide a stable source of state revenue
Jason Mercier, Director, Center for Government Reform, March, 2015
Lawmakers are currently hard at work trying to come to agreement on the 2015-17 budget. According to the state’s February revenue forecast, they will have around $37.1 billion to spend. This is a $3 billion increase in revenue from the current budget. Governor Inslee’s budget proposal, however, would spend just under $39 billion.
Liv Finne, Director, Center for Education, March, 2015