This is a WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN-lose proposition for the state-county-local jurisdiction/tribe-emergency manager-taxpayer/insurance buyer/homeowner/sucker/voter.
The state will have fewer people in Camp Murray sucking on the general fund teat, thus freeing up general fund money for the legislature's most critical function of buying votes.
the counties will need to spend less money out of the general fund on emergency management, thus freeing up general fund money for the county legislators' most critical function of buying votes.
The local jurisdictions and tribes will have to spend less money out of the general fund on emergency management, thus freeing up general fund money for the city council's most critical function of buying votes.
The emergency managers will have a dedicated revenue source meaning that they will have to spend less time defending their budgets against more politically profitable (to the elected officials) projects and MAY be able to do a better job preparing for and responding to emergencies.
ALL WINNERS by this legislation.
The only losers are the residents of the state who get to see more of their hard earned money traipsing off to state coffers to fund, not only emergency management, but also the purchasing of their votes come next November (or Novembers in the future.)
Actually the insurance companies also lose since they have to do additional accounting to fund the four WINNERS above.
This is, of course, totally the responsibility of those same LOSER voters who keep electing the people whose most critical requirement is buying votes for the next election and paying off contributors from the last one. Fortunately, only a very few of those losers ever bother to check Washington Votes to see what is going on.
Those voters who hope the government will change, have to learn that they have to change before there will be any hope.