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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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'Flushing Awesome' or money down the toilet?

July 16, 2014 in In the News
MyNorthwest.com
Source: 
MyNorthwest.com
Date: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Resources for Benton County Proposition 14-5: Public Safety Sales Tax Increase

July 16, 2014 in Blog

Ballots are starting to arrive in Benton County for the August 5 primary. One measure voters will be considering is Proposition 14-5, a proposal to increase the local sales tax rate by 0.3 percent and collect approximately $9 million per year for increased public safety spending.

Here are the Key Findings of our study reviewing Proposition 14-5:

Building State Rainy Day Funds

July 15, 2014 in In the News
The Pew Charitable Trusts

State and local pension payments could increase by $1.2 billion for 2015-17

July 15, 2014 in Blog

Members of the state Select Committee on Pension Policy met today to approve one of three options concerning assumptions for government pensions in Washington.

State Legislature should allow remote testimony

July 14, 2014 in In the News
Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Source: 
Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Date: 
Friday, July 11, 2014