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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Exploring Social Impact Bonds

January 24, 2014 in In the News
The Snohomish Times
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The Snohomish Times
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Exploring Social Impact Bonds

January 24, 2014 in Blog

As budget writers continue to face growing demands for increased spending with limited resources, alternative ways of delivering services are being explored. One potential option worthy of consideration are "Social Impact Bonds," or pay-for-performance contracts with non-profits/private businesses to help deliver certain social programs.

Eye on Olympia

January 22, 2014 in In the News
KVEW TV.com
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KVEW TV.com
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Legislature focuses on open government reforms

January 22, 2014 in Blog

The people's right to know has received a serious shot in the arm this session with numerous open government bills under consideration. The Attorney General's proposals to require training of government officials have already received executive action in the House and public hearings in the Senate. Several bills have also been introduced to make more budget related information available online.

Brian Sonntag releases Seattle pension study

January 22, 2014 in Blog

Former State Auditor Brian Sonntag released a study today highlighting the need for pension reform in Seattle. Sonntag worked on the study at the request of the Washington Policy Center.

The City of Seattle Pension System – A New Approach is Needed

January 21, 2014 in Publications

This is a summary of an in-depth study, “The City of Seattle Pension System – A New
Approach is Needed,” reporting on the existing shortfalls and potential solutions in
Seattle’s public pension system, available online and as a downloadable PDF

Key Findings