Effective Government

Reduce! Tax and

Cut state emplyees wages. Eliminate bonuses and all non essential employees.

Follow through with capital punishment.

Tax marijuana. Higher taxes on Cigarettes and alcohol.

Cut government in half.

Stop all the money being spent on drug prosecutions.

Step up the war on violent offenses.

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Reducing the cost of government

Serious consideration should be given to dismanteling the Dept. of Central Stores. Doing so would eliminate some jobs with their attendant bebefits but they could be absorbed by local vendors providing the same services. This move would also spread the business around the state to local vendors who generally provide free delivery. Closing Central stores would eliminate the need for the fleet of delivery trucks and... more »

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Eliminate the WA St. Art's Comm.

Why should the state in these hard economic times be spending money on art projects? The Washington State Art’s Commission! There are plenty of artists out there that would donate their artwork to the state; no public money should be spent on a item/agency that is not essential to the life of WA citizens.

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No Longer Mail Unemployment Weekly Statements

Currently whenever an individual is receiving unemployment payments they receive a weekly statement basically informing them of how much money was deposited into their bank account and how much money is left in their claim. This statement should not be mailed to individuals who file their weekly claim online; instead the statement should be available online. Many companies, including state agencies no longer mail out... more »

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Natural Resources

Fee to Use DNR Lands

All natural resource agencies (federal and state) with the exception of the WA Department of Natural Resources somehow charge a fee for people to use their lands. St Parks generates funds thru campground fees and boat launch fees. WA Fish and Wildlife has their Vehicle Use Permit which is basically a pass to recreate on WDFW lands. However DNR, the largest state run landowner, does not have some type of fee for users... more »

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Fee to Use DNR Lands

All natural resource agencies (federal and state) with the exception of the WA Department of Natural Resources somehow charge a fee for people to use their lands. St Parks generates funds thru campground fees and boat launch fees. WA Fish and Wildlife has their Vehicle Use Permit which is basically a pass to recreate on WDFW lands. However DNR, the largest state run landowner, does not have some type of fee for users... more »

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Economic Development

Stop state employee from double-dipping into both pension and payroll

Seattle Times recently ran an investigative article, revealing how some state employees are collecting state pension while on active payroll with the state. In many cases, the article claimed the employees "retired" from the job only to immediately get hired on for the very same position. This is a waste of the taxpayer's money and should be stopped. Not only would the cut not impact existing headcount, it would allow... more »

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Salary reduction

Mandate a 10% salary reduction for every state employee and elected official making $50K or more. People making less than $50K should be reduced by 6%. No exceptions. This action would save significant money and....more importantly....send a clear message to the citizens of our state. This action needs to include everyone.....from the governor on down. This action will create concerns for many....but.....I believe....it... more »

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Public Safety

Stop WSP From Charging Other State Agencies

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) operates the only statewide law enforcement communications center. All statewide and several federal law enforcement agencies contract with WSP for law enforcement dispatch duties. Agencies include the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, State Parks, Liquor Control Board, and the US Forest Service. Agencies prefer to contract with WSP for dispatch duties... more »

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Economic Development

Studded tires

Eliminate the use of studded tires and use chains when needed which seems to be about five days out of the year and triples how often roads need to be repaired because of their use.

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Student Achievement

Give universities tuition setting authority

Grant universities greater autonomy from the Legislature and state rules in exchange for reduced appropriations. University appropriations have already been cut by nearly 20% since 2007 while not receiving any freedom to set their own tuition rates or generate new sources of revenue. Grant UW and WSU tuition autonomy, but cut their appropriations to only fund essential staff and low-income education grants.

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