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Campaign: Economic Development

Budget Balancing

Time is money: Raise the speed limits!

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Campaign: Economic Development

Restart Military Draft like 60s

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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Campaign: Economic Development

Paying for school bus use

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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Campaign: Economic Development

Help for Former Inmates

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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Campaign: Public Safety

Crack down on Illegal Immigrants

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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Campaign: Effective Government

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

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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Campaign: Effective Government

Run state business like the private sector

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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Campaign: Economic Development

Planning for our future

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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Campaign: Economic Development

statewide emissions

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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Campaign: Effective Government

savings for the state fromthe state

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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Campaign: Effective Government

Expand use of Dispute Resolution Centers

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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Campaign: Effective Government

GET BACK TO WORK (LOL)

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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