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solar required on commercial construction

make it mandatory that all new commercial construction uses solar energy to some degree.

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Stop redundant parking funding

Stop funding multiple trail head parking areas in the Sage Hills trail system in Wenatchee. WA has huge amounts they've used to fund this project, yet the planned parking areas are less then a mile apart.

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Cut Department of Agriculture staffing

Cut Department of Agriculture staffing by at least 10%

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Sell unused state land

I suggest the state look at selling off as much unused state land as possible. I can't claim to know all that goes on with this but if it's not being done, it should be.

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Tax Mooring Buoys

Tax private Mooring Buoys that are on public waterways

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Public Lands Annual Pass

State Parks, DNR, and DFW should coordinate on developing a Washington State Public Lands annual access pass (similar to the Federal annual pass and parking permit that provides access to federal lands, including National Parks and Refuges, and USFS lands). It’s much more convenient than getting an access pass for each individual public land owner. It could boost revenues for all participating agencies so they can better ...more »

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One permit=one agency

Train DNR staff to cover all aspects of Forest Practice Applications. These applications ($50) often have review by several agencies, esp. if they have stream issues. Sometimes 4 or 5 agencies (DNR, Tribe, WDFW, Ecology, local) spend time on one permit. Often a different WDFW permit is also required for the same operation. Instead of dragging out a handfull state employees, train the DNR to resolve the basic wildlife/fish ...more »

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Environmental and budget idea

Implement a user fee for any "to go" item at a grocery or restaurant of 5 to 10 cents per container. It would include any to go item ie. a hamburger box, piza box, chicken bucket, coffee cup, etc. The fees would not only reduce the amount of litter but help provide funding for litter control and a huge amount to the general fund. The fee should be collected at the register of the providing business, not at the supplier ...more »

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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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Green Roofs Everywhere!

Every government building should have a green roof - this will not only be a beautification project, but can also significantly cut down on energy usage. From the Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_roof) entry: -Reduce heating (by adding mass and thermal resistance value) -Reduce heat loss and energy consumption in winter conditions. -Reduce cooling (by evaporative cooling) loads on a building by fifty to ...more »

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Buying up private land

Stop buying private land for DFW we cant afford it and they cant manage it.

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Self supporting recreational user fee on DNR lands

Institute a recreational user fee for DNR lands. Guarantee this money is ONLY used for supporting the recreation program on DNR land.

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