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.

Publications

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

July 18, 2014 in Publications

Key Findings

Court ruling may strike down Washington state law

July 8, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured in The Olympian on July 8, 2014. 


Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a case from Illinois could have a major affect in Washington state. In its June 30th ruling in Harris v. Quinn the Court did not rule on whether regular government workers must join a union, as some had expected, but the decision does call into question the forced unionization of some Washington residents.

Providing Washingtonians opportunity for remote testimony

June 24, 2014 in Publications

Lift shroud of secrecy from employment contract talks

June 17, 2014 in Publications

Enacting Local Supermajority Vote Requirements to Increase Taxes: A Guide for Washington Cities and Counties

June 13, 2014 in Publications