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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Time for Legislature to live by open government rules

February 12, 2014 in In the News
National Freedom of Information Coalition
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National Freedom of Information Coalition
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Eye on Olympia

February 12, 2014 in In the News
KVEW TV
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KVEW TV
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Time for Legislature to live by open government rules

February 10, 2014 in Blog

With policy cutoff behind us the list of living and walking dead bills (nothing is really dead till sine die) is being compiled. Among the proposals that didn't even receive a hearing, however, is a bill based on WPC's recommendation for the Legislature to truly provide Washingtonians the opportunity to participate in the legislative debate while also ensuring lawmakers live by the same open government rules the rest of the state's public officials operate under.

Limiting the Legislature’s Ability to Raise Taxes

February 10, 2014 in In the News
Mark Schoesler.com
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Mark Schoesler.com
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Friday, February 7, 2014

Seattle’s pension system is unsustainable

February 6, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion-Editorial was featured in The Seattle Times on February 6th, 2014. 

Like so many other municipalities and state governments, the City of Seattle faces potentially gigantic financial problems with its employee pension system. This problem is urgent and it must be confronted.