Campaign: Economic Development

Encourage more businesses to relocate to Washington

Encourage more businesses to relocate to Washington by reduce state taxes and encouraging counties to reduce their taxes.

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Pass legislation to place a limit on suits against doctors and hospitals and regulate the health care insurance companies.

I was shocked six years ago after I moved to Washington from California and discovered that my health care insurance had gone up by 5 times for the same coverage. When I asked my health care insurance provider, they said because the cost of health care in Washington is higher. No kidding. A little further investigation revealed that the reason that health care costs are higher in Washington is because Washington does ...more »

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Campaign: Economic Development

Same-sex marriage could boost the economy, create jobs, promote business and generate tax revenue

If one were to cite strictly economic rationale for gay marriage, there is a great case to be made for it. Weddings create revenue of all sorts. States and local governments benefit from marriage licenses. Venues get booked and paid for, while hotels, restaurants and retail outlets also see sales rise. Even vacation spots get a nice dose of business from the honeymooning couple. Five states now allow same-sex marriage; ...more »

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Campaign: Economic Development

Put people to work building tomorrow's infrastructure

Pretty simple idea. There is a lot to be done in many different areas. I think the oil-age will near certainly be over 50 years from now due to new technology.

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Campaign: Economic Development

Ending Unjustified Tax Giveaways to Businesses

Cancel all tax give away's to businesses and make them justify their exemptions in a open public process before they are allowed again. This is one of the most unaccountable and wasteful types of spending the legislatures participates in. These exemptions are often never openly debated, are not reviewed, and continue in perpetuity regardless of whether they create jobs.

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Campaign: Economic Development

Fund and Support Worksource/WorkForce

Fully support the WorkForce Training Board, and the related WorkSource programs. Both of these are essential to ensuring our economic future by training people for the jobs in their community.

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Campaign: Economic Development

Transportation

Run light rail down 99 and I-5, no more lanes and no special lanes for light rail....make it a law, that drivers cannot impede light rail during busy times!

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Campaign: Economic Development

Sustainable Economic Stimulus Grant.

Sustainable Economic Stimulus Grant. Encourage the development of sustainable economic models via restrictive grants. For example, hold a statewide recipe contest to foster the development of a portfolio of food products which primarily contain agriculture grown here in Washington (ala Aplets and Cotlets). Subsequently, solicit business plan submissions to develop, manufacture, and market these products on a local ...more »

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Campaign: Natural Resources

Create new JOBS

Create new JOBS By creating a state bond fund to start a new gold mine owned partly by the state and another bond fund to start hydrogen collection plants and fuel stations in the state of Washington and electerice car recharging stations. Under Washington state constitution the water is under our control and can be used for this.

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Campaign: Public Safety

privatize the prison system

Allow private industry to bid on the opportunity to take over the prison system and in turn allow them the opportunity to rent out prisoner labor to other industry for manufacturing or service jobs which are in no way in direct contact with the public. As an example, a ficticious company "ProtectCo" wins the bid through competitive process to take over the prison system in WA State. This cost to the State would be less ...more »

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Campaign: Economic Development

Increase funding to the Washington Film Board

We could secure jobs and investment if we spent more money luring production companies to Washington State. Reduce the bureaucracy and simplify the permitting process. Film making could bring millions in economic development to the state. Currently, that business goes elsewhere because we do not invest in Washington.

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