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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Transparency lacking

November 23, 2015 in In the News
Tri-City Herald
Tri-City Herald
Monday, November 23, 2015

Supreme Court releases reason for allowing vote on I-1366

November 12, 2015 in Blog

The State Supreme Court today released the legal reasoning behind its unanimous decision to allow the voters to consider I-1366. The voters approved I-1366 this month

U.S. Supreme Court rejected challenge to state tax restriction

November 7, 2015 in Blog

With approval of I-1366, is Washington (once again) on the path to becoming the 18th state in the country with a supermajority for taxes restriction? Currently 17 states have some form of tax increase restriction. Among them is Colorado which has the strictest one requiring voter approval of all tax increases at the state and local level.