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Stop enforcing victimless crime laws.

Stop prosecuting all victimless crimes. Prostitution, pot, etc. All these laws are based on the so-called moral majority (who are neither.) Stop spending our tax money to lock people up for having sex or getting the same buzz they get from a state store selling spirits!

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Bike Lanes

I would suggest that we require a license to utilize our many bike lanes. The bicylist would be required to wear the proper helmet and reflective gear just like a motorcyclist. A yearly $25 license and fines for non compliance.

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increase work release and home monitoring

Create a program to allow for 1 year of work release and 6 months home monitoring for people in prison. This would eliminate 1 year of the current prison time (on average $34,000 per person) and gives DOC more control when a person has been released from prison. The recidivism rate is highest within the first 3 years of release, if we monitor these people more closely we can reduce the chances of them committing a new ...more »

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Stricter Litter Fines on WA. State Roads

I suggest you have the police and courts enforce a strict no litter policy on our roads and freeways charge a higher fine and garnish work wages or revoke license if unpaid.

GA and UT roads do not look near as bad as ours do. They enforce this is their states. Use this money to balance the budget.

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Require insurance to register a motor vehicle

Require proof of insurance to register a motor vehicle. Impound cars of drivers who are uniinsured. Enforce law to require insurance to register or operate a motor vehicle. There are 400,000 uninsured drivers in the state. Because car owners would benefit by lower insurance rates due to drop in number of uninsured drivers -- increase the fee to register a vehicle once this was put into place -- Sell impounded cars ...more »

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University Police

In this State we have (6) large State Universities. Each University has its own State funded Police Department. Annual cost 25 million or more. Elimination of University Police Departments and contracts with local jurisdictions would probably save one half to one third of those costs.

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Reduce incarceration rates to match rest of world

jails and prisons should be for violent offenders only. The U.S. has 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the world's incarcerated. 1 out of 100 people in the U.S. are in jail. We jail at a rate 7 times greater than countries in Europe. What is wrong with us? If we reduced our prison population/incarceration rate to the world's average, we would save an incredible amount of money. And we might even ...more »

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