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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Open government negotiations: why not?

June 26, 2014 in In the News
Smarter Government Washington
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Smarter Government Washington
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

OFM to agencies: Take 2015-17 budget requests off auto-pilot

June 26, 2014 in Blog

For many Washingtonians, summer is the time to wind down and enjoy much needed R&R. Not so for budget writers at state agencies and the Office of Financial Management (OFM). This is the time of year that the framework for the Governor's 2015-17 budget proposal is put into place. To facilitate these efforts OFM sent agencies budget instructions which lay out several directives that agencies are to follow when submitting their budget requests.

Providing Washingtonians opportunity for remote testimony

June 24, 2014 in In the News
The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
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The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Providing Washingtonians opportunity for remote testimony

June 24, 2014 in Publications

Enacting Local Supermajority Vote Requirements to Increase Taxes

June 23, 2014 in In the News
Insider Online: Policy Ideas for Advancing Liberty
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Insider Online: Policy Ideas for Advancing Liberty
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Monday, June 23, 2014

63% of voters want local supermajority for taxes protections

June 18, 2014 in Blog

Based on the results of a May 2014 statewide poll, Washingtonians' support for taxpayer protections has not waned since they approved I-1185 in 2012. You may recall that approval of I-1185 was the fifth time that voters had adopted a supermajority vote for tax increases requirement. It passed statewide with a 64 percent “yes” vote and with majority approval in 44 of the state’s 49 legislative districts and in every county of the state. This policy received more votes statewide than either President Obama or Governor Inslee.

Sunday Spin: WA No. 1 for ‘making a living’

June 17, 2014 in In the News
The Spokesman-Review
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The Spokesman-Review
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014