Campaign: Economic Development

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1st End the furloghs (Temporary layoffs) people making less money, have less money to spends. 2nd Give a raise to non-managment, non-union workers which will boost the economy 3rd Regardless of the size of your home, reducing enerygy should qualify for PUD discounts/rebates without having to buy systems that are much bigger then needed for smaller houses 4th I hate to say it, but collect sales tax for on-lines, if ...more »

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Welfare Reform

There are too many ways to list. I see the system abused on so many levels. Watching people pay for their booze & smokes with cash and food with food stamps is a very typical scene.

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Reduce Spending Now!

As simple as it sounds, reduce spending, eliminate non-essential projects, even if the money has been slated.  For instance the 15m being spent on Juanita park. Great idea, wrong time. Or millions being spent on bus stop on I-5 when a park and ride is within 1 mile.  We are on a budget. Our government, State and Federal, should follow suit. 

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furloughs, volountary, longer

furloghs were a great idea. i dont like losing money, but it is better than being laid off and the state having to foot the bill and people losing every asset they have worked for becaues unemployment is not enough and i think longer voluntary furloughs, that dont affect benefits or retirement should be available for people who want and can afford to take time off in leiu of layoffs, more layoffs, especially in Economic ...more »

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unemployment compensation

people on unemployment compensations should be able to earn at least 80% of what their last job was w/o losing any benefits, it keeps them from loosing assets that will help them maintain self sufficientcy. for instance if i was on unemployment, the max i could get would be 1/2 what i earn now, if i get laid off but can find a minimum wage job to suplant what i get on unemployment, i will be able to make some headway ...more »

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unemployment compensation

people on unemployment compensations should be able to earn at least 80% of what their last job was w/o losing any benefits, it keeps them from loosing assets that will help them maintain self sufficientcy. for instance if i was on unemployment, the max i could get would be 1/2 what i earn now, if i get laid off but can find a minimum wage job to suplant what i get on unemployment, i will be able to make some headway ...more »

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rethinking state funding

Allow slot machines state wide. not just on the reservations.eliminate the B& O tax to encourage business. bring the sales tax back to 3% as was promised when established. bring the lottery back to its original form [ general fund to be used only for 1. funding for schools 2.relieve gas tax, 3. road repair.] eliminate property tax for people who own and pay off their homes but establish property tax for apartment dwellers. ...more »

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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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Retirement Buy-Outs

I suggest you consider implementing a "buy out" program for older wokers considering retirement. In conjunction with the retirement, the retiree's state agency should conduct an assessment of the vacated position and determine if the position should be maintained, eliminated, or modified.

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