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Restart Military Draft like 60s

Stage: Active

Campaign: Economic Development

Very simple.. Restart the draft program to military.. every kid registers at age of 18.. WHY NOT-- They become real people after tour of duty.. Plus todays military is the hot item for employment.. Only losers would not do this.. like we have now, maybe we could change that.

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Paying for school bus use

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Campaign: Economic Development

Have public school students riding buses require a bus pass. Something not too ridiculous, like $10 a month or have a family plan like $15/month. Those buses must be costly to maintain/insure/fill with gas. Parents who don't like it can drive their kids or have them walk/bike to school. Obviously this would need low income standards as well.

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Help for Former Inmates

Stage: Active

Campaign: Economic Development

Continue to save on the cost of incarceration by letting those who are programming, have completed a trade or work program and are infraction free for 5 or more years return home with a monthly stipend. It is cheaper than the cost of incarceration is yearly, even if you pay their rent!

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Crack down on Illegal Immigrants

Stage: Active

Campaign: Public Safety

Crack down on Illegal immigrants. They are draining are social services such as food assistance. They are also crowding our local jails and prisons. We need an Arizona style immigration law to stop this illegal activity which is costing our state billions.

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cut your 51 million, plus these millions and you have saved a few bucks

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

The Boise Cascade property in Yakima WA. 25 million in public funding from the state community economic revitalization board and an EQUAL AMOUNT OF MONIES from the city of yakima. Wow!! talk about corporate welfare! You cut 51 million dollars and fiance this instead! Yakima is being pressured to give the "Bears' local baseball team, A 20 MILLION DOLLAR STADIUM because they are "bleeding" ! So the public should pay? ...more »

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Run state business like the private sector

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

Run state business like the private sectors such as; Employees- give merit raises to those that are performing above standards, and the rest who choose to treat their employment as a paycheck only, cut them loose. Resources- Don't let them sit and rot, or collect dust. Use them or sell them versus buying new, or letting them sit to become a waste for the state. General fund- Many taxpayers are tired of being taxed ...more »

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Planning for our future

Stage: Active

Campaign: Economic Development

Prepare for a future that is very bleak. We've poisoned our planet beyond the tipping point of preventing a significant collapse of global population due to that poisoning. Getting enough to eat will become the most important budget item within the next 10 - 15 years.

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statewide emissions

Stage: Active

Campaign: Economic Development

Make everyone statewide do emissions. Its not right that just because you live in the country you can have a polluting vehicle and get out of paying for this cost. May collect a few dollars by doing this.

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savings for the state fromthe state

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

legislators need to stand up like all and finish thier work on time. no pay and or loss of pay for any days over regular session times. no paid special sessions. THAT would save the state money!

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Expand use of Dispute Resolution Centers

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

I suggest you...Expand use of Dispute Resolution Centers (DRCs). DRCs are private, not-for-profit, or public agencies serving individuals, families, businesses and courts. Since 1984, twenty local DRCs have been established to provide alternative dispute resolution, mediation and training services. Centers are mandated to provide services independent of clients' ability to pay, guaranteeing that all citizens have ...more »

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GET BACK TO WORK (LOL)

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

I am just wondering how many state workers are submitting ideas and comments at this website during work hours. Not a very effective use of time on the taxpayers dime is it?

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Work

Stage: Active

Campaign: Economic Development

It seems like 1,990 suggestions have been made, not one in review, in progress, and none completed. What are you doing? There are some good suggestions here, have you even been reading them? Time for some action, Queen Crissy, not tomorrow, but today. Get busy and start cutting.

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FREE CAR REPAIRS FROM DSHS NEED TO STOP!

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

DSHS needs to stop paying for repairs on peoples cars that are collecting welfare. Why are we tax payers footing the bills of hundreds of dollars to fix someone eles cars so they can "look for work" ???? Give'em a bus pass.

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student transportation

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

Many school districts have discontinued transporting students that live within one mile of their schools. Why does the state continue to provide funding for this non-existent transportation?

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BE A CONSPICUOUS CONSUMER!!!

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

If you want to help this economy, if you want to help this State recover......BUY BUY BUY BUY! And quit your whining about it.

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Create a statewide ortal for secure information for all state contracted providers accessable through the www.access.wa.gov webs

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

Create a secure portal similar to www.onehealthport.com. This would create a resource for all state contracted providers to access one secure server for needed information. It would also reduce the amount of administrative time and resources to validate each provider (Tax ID number). We currently require a new security certificate/password for each state program even within the same agency which is expensive and an ...more »

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Sales Tax on boats and airplanes is incorrect now

Stage: Active

Campaign: Economic Development

Reduce sales taxes on aircraft and boats. Currently these are taxed the same as everything else, but they are so portable that many owners leave the state to avoid the tax. It is very simple to register these in another state that has no or very low sales taxes. When this happens, all the businesses that would support these boats and airplanes lose them as customers. No service, storage, maintenance, fuel sales, etc. ...more »

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Expand Use of Dispute Resolution Centers

Stage: Active

Campaign: Economic Development

Expand utlization of Dispute Resolution Centers (DRCs). DRCs are private, not-for-profit, or public agencies. Since 1984, twenty local DRCs have been established to provide alternative dispute resolution, mediation and training services. Centers are mandated to provide services independent of clients’ ability to pay, guaranteeing that all citizens have access to a low-cost resolution process when they can’t afford ...more »

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Eliminate the Healthy Worksite Initiative

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

The Healthy Worksite Initiative has wasted thousands of dollars and don't see much benefit. Agencies do not need a wellness coordinator to tell them to wash their hands after using the restroom. Allowing state employees to spend time blogging on a wellness site, exercise freely as they wish, have quiet rooms in the facilities is a complete WASTE. Americans are still overweight and out of shape. If the governor truly wishes ...more »

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nursing homes

Stage: Active

Campaign: Economic Development

check into nursing homes that are charging or ordering medicines for patients that don't even need them.

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Exceptional sentences

Stage: Active

Campaign: Public Safety

It costs roughly $30,000 to $40,000 per year to house an inmate. Many inmates have been given exceptional, or excessive sentences. In yet they have remained infraction free, obtained degrees, or a trade, and have been role models for other inmates. With careful review and consideration of their convicitons, i believe that even if there were only two you found, you would save $60 to $80,000 per year. I have one such ...more »

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State Employees Should Walk!!!

Stage: Active

Campaign: Effective Government

Enough is enough! State employees have sacrificed more than their share. Just because they are State employees does not mean they should be beaten into the ground and keep taking one for the team. Its time to stand up and say enough is enough. They have bills and families just like everyone else. Time for State employees to stand up for themselves.

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