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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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In Our View: Shine Light on Negotiations

July 22, 2014 in In the News
The Columbian
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The Columbian
Date: 
Sunday, July 20, 2014

How Obamacare’s “Cadillac Tax” will affect local governments, public employees and local taxpayers

July 18, 2014 in Publications

Key Findings

WFSE says state compensation contract offer is "totally unacceptable"

July 17, 2014 in Blog

Define a "totally unacceptable" compensation contract offer: Is it no raise? A 2% raise? A 6% raise? A 10% raise? Due to the fact the negotiations currently under way between the Governor's office and state employee unions are secret and prohibit public access we have no idea what the union deems to be "totally unacceptable" and neither do union members for that matter.

'Flushing Awesome' or money down the toilet?

July 16, 2014 in In the News
MyNorthwest.com
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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