Washington Policy Center

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.

Are Unions a Benefit or Obstacle to the Education of Children?

Liv Finne
May 1, 2011

This Policy Brief is an adaptation of a presentation Liv Finne delivered at Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education on April 20, 2011.

'Green' Schools Fail to Make the Grade: State Building Rules Do Not Raise Student Test Scores

December 31, 2004

Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school vouchers are constitutional in 2002, grassroots activists around the country have been organizing to support passage of school choice programs.

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