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The state should send checks to people provided they spend the day laying on the sofa, drinking beer, and watching Oprah. Oh, never mind, we're already doing that.
Why do we need 50 states? There could be a lot of money to be saved by consolidating to 10 or 15 states.
Instead send each resident and business an itemized bill each month. That way, taxpayers know what they are paying for and the state can align income and expenses - just like businesses do.
Three benefits - more tax revenue, patrons too drunk to assault each other, and no one will care about the state's problems.
Unless someone can tell me how a broke state can afford $8M Patty Murray Ego Sculpture Garden.
You need a license for your dog. You need a license to cut hair. If our tax money is being paid for all these lawsuits for abused children, then the state should have a say on who can have children.