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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The Seattle Times published an excellent article today outlining the crisis in rural health care delivery. All areas of the nation, but especially the smaller communities, face a real shortage in primary care providers.
Friday, August 29, 2014
The news keeps getting better at King County Metro Transit. Metro officials are the beneficiaries of record-breaking sales tax revenues, and are seeing large tax windfalls that were unthinkable just two years ago. Back then, Metro executives assumed their sales tax revenues would grow at a meager pace, and they planned to impose harsh bus cuts in many communities unless they raised taxes. However, a rebounding economy and swelling coffers should allow officials to keep bus service on the road without regressive tax increases.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A story today in The News Tribune demonstrates how the free market works and why government does not need to control the wages a business pays its workers.  Torklift International, a manufacturer of recreational vehicle parts and accessories in Sumner, has decided to raise the wages of its 55 employees to $15 an hour.  The company made this decision voluntarily, because it was a good decision for their business.