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The State We're In: Washington, is a Citizen's Guide to Washington State Government. This 88-page paperback book explains, in concise and readable language, how an idea becomes law; how the legislature works; where the money comes from to pay for government,how the money is spent, and the limits on spending; what each state agency does; how the court system works; and what powers are granted to cities, counties, ports, and school districts. It contains everything you've always wanted to know about government in Washington State.
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The League of Women Voters, founded 78 years ago, is a non-partisan, volunteer, member-directed organization which takes action on selected governmental issues based on a firm foundation of careful study. The League does not endorse political candidates. The League is committed to encouraging informed citizen participation in the political process and strengthening citizen knowledge of representative government. It also works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and empowers citizens to shape better communities.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
From State Constitution Chapter: The delegates to the convention districted elected officials. In an attempt to prevent corruption and graft, they crafted a constitution which did the following: power was diffused among all branches of government and among many elected officials, there was an emphasis on personal rights, there was a strict regulation of public funds, and citizens were given the right to pass laws by referendum and initiative. The Washington Constitution is long and detailed. That is one reason it has been amended more than 70 times.
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Book Description League of Women Voters of Washington, 1999. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP76760468
Book Description League of Women Voters of Washington, 1999. Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP76958882