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.


The 1 percent property tax law – tax limitation that works for the people of Washington

May 13, 2015 in Publications
Key Findings 
  1. Fourteen years of experience under Washington’s once-controversial 1 percent property tax law shows it is working for the people of Washington; the budget disasters once predicted by opponents have not come true.
  2. Total revenue for state and local government has increased, while the 1 percent limit provides financi

Key Facts on Spokane Transit Authority

March 27, 2015 in Publications

Proposed state capital gains tax is likely unconstitutional and would not provide a stable source of state revenue

March 18, 2015 in Publications

Lawmakers are currently hard at work trying to come to agreement on the 2015-17 budget. According to the state’s February revenue forecast, they will have around $37.1 billion to spend. This is a $3 billion increase in revenue from the current budget. Governor Inslee’s budget proposal, however, would spend just under $39 billion.