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Issue Position: Goals for Government Reform

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Our public-sector leadership needs to set priorities and focus resources toward delivering effective results. Our leaders need to re-examine Washington's constitution to set direction for results. They must also heed the message of voters to stop relying on tax increases as a way to fix budget shortfalls.

*Bring in leaders who listen and empower state employees with high expectations and clear accountability. Establish a system that rewards performance over tenure.

*Introduce competition for would-be providers of certain government services, with the goal of increasing service quality and saving money.

*Change the culture at state agencies to one of partnership with the private sector instead of viewing it as something to manage.

*Increase the difficulty of amending voter-approved initiatives.


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