I suggest you...Eliminate the $5 million annual subsidy of the TransAlta coal plant. It is highly polluting and its subsidy is in violation of state energy policy, which favors clean energy sources.
The future of our economy will depend on a planned transition from cheap fossil fuel (gasoline) to other modes of transportation or living closer to where one works. Our state can be a leader in this regard by encouraging the development of light rail systems that connect some of the larger cities. We need to stop building parking garages and widening lanes -- these are foolish investments in an unsustainable and unaffordable ...more »
Require honesty and full disclosure -- especially in court -- by the AG office and all state employees when they are opposing the citizens. Start with parenting/CPS proceedings. This would shorten the proceedings immensely by not having to fight off the lies and misrepresentations and omissions of the AG and DSHS. Ask the Colville prosecutors about this. Give the police all police powers. End CPS which doesn't know ...more »
Shut off lights after hours. Computers, too (it's our IT people who tell us to keep them on, by the way).
Set up program to allow every state citizen to buy ~$1,000 for 1Kw worth of solar PV system + 1 iPod Touch. The Touch can be charged with the panel, of course. A power monitor could be the alternative tech package. The money is spent up front, and the panels come in 6-8 weeks. Big bulk discount ensues when massive buys are scheduled. Immediate financial boost for that fiscal qtr, saving some budget items slated for ...more »
Eliminate the green energy jobs program. 'Green' jobs displace traditional jobs and increase the cost of government, while increasing the cost of energy. When energy costs increases, jobs are lost as businesses lose money and have to relocate elsewhere. Most green technology requires the use of rare earth elements (REE), which are monopolized by China. According to the Chinese government, they will cease export semi-finished ...more »