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Issue Position: Fiscal Responsibility and the State Budget

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Transparency * Accountability * Efficiency

As a performance engineer at Microsoft, I used data to drive improvement and efficiencies. As your Senator, I have used these same techniques -- working with State Auditor Brian Sonntag to reduce wasteful spending in state government and supporting new performance audits. When I saw bureaucrats were getting bonuses, despite our budget deficits, I put a stop to it and froze salaries.

In the legislature, I wrote and passed the bill that links budget data and performance. My bill also required the Governor to provide Washington residents with easy, user-friendly online access to the state budget, including searchable links and pie charts, so you can see how your tax dollars are being spent. You can see the results at

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