Washington Policy Center

Focus on Small Business: Job Creators and Job Killers

Erin Shannon
July 12, 2013

In this report on major bills from Washington's 2013 Legislative Session, the author finds the points below:

Reviewing the Research on Universal Preschool and All-Day Kindergarten

Liv Finne
November 1, 2007

Some political activists promoting universal preschool programs are attempting to convince legislators, business groups and taxpayers that putting every toddler in a tax-subsidized preschool progra

Eight Principles of Telecommunications Policy

Washington Policy Center
December 1, 2011

Today’s economy relies on information and communication moving rapidly and seamlessly across a wide variety of devices and mediums.

Overview of Initiatives 330 and 336

Paul Guppy
September 1, 2005

In this article about medical malpractice in Washington, voters will consider two ballot initiatives that deal with medical liability reform.

The Failure of Government Central Planning: Washington's Medical Certificate of Need Program

John Barnes
January 1, 2006

Public policy in Washington should focus on assuring access to affordable, high quality health care for all the people of our state.  The Certificate of Need program fails to advan

The How-To Guide to Health Savings Accounts

Liv S. Finne
June 1, 2005

A discussion about the benefits of Health Savings Accounts vs. Employer paid health care coverage, author Liv S. Finne writes;

Medical Liability Reform: A Three State Comparison

Amy Johnson
April 1, 2005

Rising medical liability insurance rates for doctors and other health care professionals has prompted the American Medical Association to label Washington a state in medical liability cri

Mandates Increase Costs and Reduce Access to Affordable Health Insurance

Paul Guppy
June 1, 2002

In this Policy Note, Paul Guppy asserts that paying for health care coverage is one of the fastest-rising costs facing businesses and families in Washington.

How Mandates Increase Costs and Reduce Access to Health Care Coverage

Paul Guppy
June 1, 2002

In this policy brief by Paul Guppy, the argument is made of the link between "raising costs facing businesses and families in Washington" as well as the heavy government regulations placed upon the

Accountability and Learning: Assessing the Seattle Families and Education Levy

Paul Guppy
February 1, 2011

Seattle school administrators are seeking approval of a fourth education levy in two years. Yet, education research shows spending more money will not improve learning for Seattle school children. If the Families and Education Levy is approved, school administrators will likely perceive it as a signal that no fundamental change is needed, and students in Seattle public schools will continue to experience poor educational results and a high drop-out rate.

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