Washington State Surplus, Creating a Larger Return on Investment of Tax Payer Dollars
Richmond, Michael S.
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The topic of this study is Washington State vehicle surplus and whether a higher yield on tax payer investment in the purchase, sale and use of state motor vehicles can be achieved. The hypothesis that will be addressed is: Can Washington State create a higher return on investment from tax payer dollars by donating vehicles to automotive training programs? I explore this topic by asking, a) What is the current policy? b) What is the perception of automotive educators on that policy? c) What are the returns currently and could they be improved through policy change? The methodology for testing is by obtaining quantitative data from the state and other entities on vehicle purchases, costs, and responses to surveys by automotive educators in the state. Qualitative data will be explored in context to the policies, and education then incorporating it into a Cost/Benefit analysis on the return on investment to taxpayers.
- MA in Policy Studies