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Crack down on Illegal Immigrants

Crack down on Illegal immigrants. They are draining are social services such as food assistance. They are also crowding our local jails and prisons. We need an Arizona style immigration law to stop this illegal activity which is costing our state billions.

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Exceptional sentences

It costs roughly $30,000 to $40,000 per year to house an inmate. Many inmates have been given exceptional, or excessive sentences. In yet they have remained infraction free, obtained degrees, or a trade, and have been role models for other inmates. With careful review and consideration of their convicitons, i believe that even if there were only two you found, you would save $60 to $80,000 per year. I have one such... more »

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Gun users are the same as child molesters

Outlaw private firearms. Would save money having to regulate firearm stores and sales. Having a firearm or committing a crime with a firearm would be a major crime with a manditory jail sentence, confiscation of all property and treatment on the same level as a child molester.

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Bill the federal government for illegal alien costs

Bill all illegal alien costs (incarceration, education, social services, multilingual publications, etc) to the federal government. If the federal government wont stop them then they have to pay for them. Establish a centralized location for all municipalities and state agencies to combine the costs into one bill and show the costs tabulated to the state residents.

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Save BIG on water testing

Public facilities and rural business that gets their water from wells must test the water every 30 days. The tests cost about $50 plus 1/2 day of employee time (to take the sample and drive it to "town" quickly). The system is so onerous, remote USFS campgrounds have simply shut their water off. What is magic about 30 days? Thousands of Wa. residents live perfectly healthy lives on well water that is only tested once... more »

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less law enforcement rangers in state parks

Do all state parks really need their own law enforcement officers? Forest Service, DNR, private parks, National Park campgrounds even most unincorporated towns don't have their own officers. The Forest Service has a handful of law enforcement officers for hundreds of thousands of acres and dozens of campgrounds. The added expense of a law enforcement officer (someone who's gone through the academy and carries a gun)... more »

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Dogs in Vehicles

Require dog owners to install dividers between them and their pets in their vehicles or to keep their pets in authorized pet carriers when in a moving vehicle. They are a danger to everyone else on the road and to themselves and their beloved pet when they allow Fido to run free in a moving vehicle. Anyone caught with their pet in their lap while driving should get a straight trip to jail considering they are committing... more »

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Court Decision Timeline

Create a time frame in which the Court of Appeals and Supreme Courts have to have cases decided. It is costing money to have the courts deciding cases a year after they have heard them when someone should have been released from their sentence 6 months after the case was heard.

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Uniform statewide vehicle emission and safety testing

Have uniform vehicle emission and safety testing for the entire state (not just by county). Counties that currently do not have emissions and safety testing would benefit from the additional fees generated. Mass transit would have increased popularity. Additionally, over time, our air and water would improve, health care costs for air related medical conditions would slowly improve and unsafe vehicles would be taken... more »

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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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Increased Patrols by Law Enforcement - A No Cost Solution

Law Enforcement needs more officers on the roads especially during economic downturn. So how do you accomplish this with a "stressed" financial budget? You accomplish this as with anything else "volunteers". Myself and many others are former state law enforcement (state troopers) with a great deal of training and experience. Ask for these individuals to "volunteer" part of their time (day, night, evening) to cover... more »

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