Announcing WPC's new Policy Guide for Washington State

The 5th edition of the Policy Guide for Washington State (copywright 2016) provides updated information and insight about a range of important issues, including budget and taxes, the environment, agriculture, health care, education, small business, labor reform and transportation.

Typical users of the Policy Guide are state lawmakers, public agency manangers, city and county officials, reporters for print, broadcast and online media, and the general public. News organizations commonly use WPC research when covering public issues.

The new edition is again edited by Paul Guppy, WPC's Vice President for Research. Previous editions have served a broad reference to the issues in our state with detailed analysis, however this edition takes a different approach. While remaining a practical guide, the 5th edition is focused on what we believe are the best ideas and reforms needed in our state. The 4th edition, released in 2012, can be found here.

The Policy Guide provides both a reference to current issues and a practical guide to the best policy ideas and reforms needed in our state. It provides clear and specific policy recommendations that policymakers can adopt as their main priorities. The recommendations are based on approaches the research indicates would make the greatest positive difference for the people of our state. The priorities presented here are designed to lead to better governance and promote policies that improve the lives of all Washingtonians.

© 2016 Washington Policy Center

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View or download the full Policy Guide
View or download Chapter 1: Responsible Public Spending
View or download Chapter 2: Reforming Taxation
View or download Chapter 3: Protecting the Environment
View or download Chapter 4: Improving Health Care Coverage
View or download Chapter 5: Improving Public Schools
View or download Chapter 6: Open and Accountable Government
View or download Chapter 7: Creating Jobs and Protecting Worker Rights
View or download Chapter 8: Expanding Business Opportunities and Employment
View or download Chapter 9: Improving Mobility and Transportation Services
View or download Chapter 10: Improving Agriculture