"It's something that we have not had an opportunity to do in this state, ever," said Rep. Mike Armstrong, R-Wenatchee, one of the bill's sponsors.
So why are the audits needed? Armstrong and fellow proponents say the audits are needed to restore state agencies' credibility with the public -- and to find out what's not working.
Local lawmakers signing on include Reps. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville; Don Cox, R-Colfax; and Jeff Gombosky, D-Spokane.
To read a nonpartisan report on the bill, click here.