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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Quick review of House and Senate budgets

April 1, 2015 in Blog

The budget cards are now on the table. Now we'll see if House and Senate budget negotiators can find a winning hand to get out of Olympia with a budget agreement by April 26. We're still reviewing the details of the proposals but here are a couple of first impressions.

Unprecedented time to review House budget

March 30, 2015 in In the News
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Budget Veil Lifted in Olympia

March 27, 2015 in In the News
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Eye on Olympia gmnw 3-27

March 27, 2015 in In the News
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Key Facts on Spokane Transit Authority

March 27, 2015 in Publications

Citizens to have unprecedented time to review House budget before public hearing

March 27, 2015 in Blog

Today was going to be like just any other budget rollout day in Olympia. A short press conference highlighting a summary of a budget proposal running hundreds of pages long and spending billions of dollars (not to mention potential new tax increases being proposed). Then just a few hours later Washingtonians were to be expected to have read, digested, and traveled to Olympia to offer public testimony on the proposed spending plan for their tax dollars.