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By Ron Muzzall
Senator 

We need more accountability, not less

 

January 18, 2023



We deserve better, even if we don't demand it. The latest findings from the Washington state auditor's office are unfortunately just a snapshot of an obscure yet growing problem in our state government, one that has only been made worse by large influxes of funding from the federal government and unprecedented economic growth in our state.

In a time of scarcity, when many of our neighbors have been left behind, not only is state government failing to provide necessary and promised services, but it is actively trying to shake off accountability to the people whose money it is spending. Many...



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