Campaign: Public Safety

Public Safety

I suggest that every citizen in the State of Washington recive a drivers test each year, written and in vehicle. There should be no exceptions. If some one fails they will need to take a dirivers refresher test. Much like the divers education for new drivers.With new training it is possible accident will reduce and in turn insurance rates for all drivers. Also defensive driving should be tested to see if all drivers can ...more »

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Campaign: Public Safety

User fee on guns and ammunition

Every gun owner in the state should pay a yearly fee on the number of guns that they own. Ammunitition should have a special sales tax making it much more expensive to actually shoot the weapons.

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Campaign: Economic Development

Get rid of state highway system

Save money, by giving them to the counties/cities where they are located for them to maintain. Look into what the government of Ontario, Canada did about their provincial highway system.

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Campaign: Public Safety

Legalize fully automatic firearms in Washington State

Legalize fully automatic firearms in this state.

Charge a one time $5,000 license fee.It will help out the budget plus some firearms owners will have some fun at ranges.Everything up to a M2 .50 caliber Browning belt fed machine gun should be legal to own in this state.

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Campaign: Economic Development

sales tax on food

extend the sales tax to food. at a lower rate, It's fair for all

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Campaign: Economic Development

Road Tax

Every vehicle should be issued a transponder and road tax collected for the mileage driven. This would entail putting up monitoring systems such as the sun pass in the state of Florida. Keep the registration fee at $35.00 and add the road tax at the end of the year. The local municipalites could put up their own monitoring system and collect the tax for their area. Law Enforcement would be able to track any certain vehicle ...more »

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Campaign: Economic Development

stimulus

Do a state stimulus check to Washingtonians. Similar to what the federal government did. That will get people to spend money.

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Campaign: Student Achievement

Graduate High School after 11th Grade

Cut Grade 12 in our public schools. With all of the AP classes offered in WA state, many students are ready for college. Grade 12 for most students is a year to have fun and enjoy being a teen. It is also something we should look at to save money.

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Campaign: Natural Resources

Ownership and management of State parks

Privatize some state parks, and turn over land and rights of neighborhood state parks to communities to own and run. For instance, St. Edward State Park should be a King County or an East Side regional park. Let the cities decide how best to manage these parks that are in their boundaries.

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Campaign: Economic Development

Raise taxes for one year only

Raise taxes for one year only- to put our state budget back on track. However, Olympia needs to promise (A) The higher tax is for ONE YEAR only (B) Raise enough money to get our state out of the debt it is in by those funds (C) Stop waste spending and (D) after the year of higher taxes, Drop all taxes the second year to half the tax that is presently. This would include Tax on smokes, Candy, Car tabs,licencing fees, Every ...more »

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Campaign: Natural Resources

Increase state gasoline tax by one dollar per gallon

Increase state gasoline tax by one dollar per gallon. This will raise over two billion dollars per year -- even if consumption goes down a bit. We were paying over $4.00 a gallon two years ago, and we are around $3.00 per gallon today -- so we can afford it! This will also reduce air pollution, traffic congestion, and slow down global warming.

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Campaign: Effective Government

Privatize State Parks

Privatize our underutilized State Parks. Basically sell some State owned assets. If I had 3 houses and was at risk of losing them because I had my income reduced, then I would consider selling one of them to keep me cash flow positive.

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