August 6th, 2007
Washington Budget & Policy Center releases analysis of Initiative 960
An Olympia based think tank focusing on fiscal policy has published a new report confirming our arguments and conclusions about I-960:
A new analysis of Initiative 960 completed by the Budget & Policy Center finds that the initiative will not further widely shared goals of improving government accountability and transparency. Rather, if approved by the voters on the November ballot, I-960 will more likely undermine the ability of the state to formulate and implement rational and thoughtful responses to public priorities and will hinder responsible, efficient, and accountable policymaking.
Acting on widely shared values — for instance, the recent bipartisan decision to invest in early learning — could become significantly more difficult.