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No more front license plates

Remove the requirement for front license plates for vehicles. Nearly half the states do not require them. The state can save the costs of making the plates and the enforcement required.

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Spend it or Lose it doesn't make sense anymore.

You say you are looking at creative ways to increase revenue through program cuts or increasing taxes so, why hasn’t anyone looked at revamping how state funding is allocated? You ask any agency accountant or OFM and most every state employee can tell you this too, how many times have you heard the phrase “got to send it or lose it” especially around the end of a fiscal year or biennium? If an agency doesn’t spend ...more »

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cut travel budget

Freeze non-essential travel for elected officials and state employees.

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English Only!

I suggest you stop printing all government paperwork in both English and Spanish. Print in English only. We don't print everything in Italian, German, French, Japanese. We shouldn't cater to just one ethnic group. If someone wants the benefits the government offers then they should learn English or bring an interpreter with them. It is not the State's problem if they don't comprehend. If they need an interpreter, ...more »

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Meals with meetings

I suggest temporarily eliminating meals and light refreshemnts with agency meetings. It's a non-essential expense.

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Stop giving tax money away to the international coal company TransAlta.

TransAlta (the owners of the state's only coal-fired power plant in Centralia which is our state's largest single source of pollution) receives a $5 million-a-year sales tax exemption for burning coal in Washington. This corporate tax loophole must be ended in the next budget.

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Drug Test for State Payments.

We all know that Welfare is necessary to keep those afloat that cannot do so on their own. It also seems to be a known fact that many that receive Welfare tend to spend some of the money they receive on illegal drug use. By requiring a drug test to receive a Welfare check, not only do you avoid paying "free" money to "criminals" but, in turn, it is likely that the amount of drug use will decrease by the effect of the ...more »

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Prevent lawmaker salary increases

Prevent lawmakers from raising their salaries until balanced budget is passed.

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close the D.C. office

Close the separate office in Washington D.C. and the governor can share a senator's office like all the rest of the governors do.

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Special Sessions

Cease paying for "special Legislative sessions". Taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for legislative inefficiency.

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Crack down on fraud

go after Medicare, welfare and L&I fraud offenders with a vengeance. Then these programs might actually help those that they were designed to help.

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Stop wasting money on art!

I suggest that WA State STOP spending money on art projects! If there is not enough money for essential services such as health agencies, police/troopers, fire, schools, prisons, the State has NO business spending even a penny on any art projects, or Poet Lauriets, etc. It's shameful if it continues!

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