Effective Government

Contracting reform

Simplify the state's 2002 competitive contracting law while removing the requirement that contracting be subject to collective bargaining negotiations with public sector unions. This would allow agency managers to use all the tools the legislature has provided to deliver services to the public in a way that makes best use of taxpayer money.

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86 votes
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Public Safety

Change to Fire Code: Saves Money! Does not impact safety.

Current fire-code requires that larger buildings have fire-alarms with redundant phone-lines for fire-alarm monitoring. Each phone-line costs approx $50 per month. Phone-line redundancy is not needed. Duplicate phone lines go from the same junction box, through the *same* cable, to the same phone-switch. If one phone-line is damaged, both are! This is "fake" redundancy, yet it costs businesses, condo owners and apartment ...more »

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4 votes
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Economic Development

Multiple Ideas

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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-18 votes
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Student Achievement

Higher education reform

Flip the state’s higher education model for the 4-year universities from funding the schools to instead providing a credit hour-capped stipend to eligible students. An example of this is a reform enacted in 2004 in Colorado that created the Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF). Rather than fund the institutions, Colorado provides eligible students a credit hour stipend to apply toward tuition. The stipend is only available ...more »

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29 votes
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Economic Development

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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540 votes
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Effective Government

state budget

ok instead of having the candy and soda tax which is really stupid you should tax people more on car tab taxes and each time someone goes to the grocery store you should tax them 9.7 percent then recieve that money thorught the government.

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Economic Development

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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256 votes
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Economic Development

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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47 votes
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