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Potential Death Spiral for Obamacare

January 14, 2014 in Blog

The latest numbers for enrollees in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges were recently released. We are now over half way through the enrollment period, but only 2.2 million of the 7 million people the federal government predicted have signed up.

Editorial boards pan I-517 and I-522

October 15, 2013 in Blog

Are the state's editorial boards reflective of the general voting public? We'll know after the votes are counted on Initiative 517 and Initiative 522. Based on the near consensus of the editorials to date, supporters of the proposals may be feeling a bit nervous. Here's a roundup:

Seattle Times

Surprise: GMA restrictions drive housing prices higher

July 2, 2012 in Blog

Wendell Cox, who spoke at our transportation lunch in May, has a great post about how the Green Belt around London drives home prices higher. The Green Belt restricts the supply of land available for development around the city core and is very similar to the restrictions found in our state’s Growth Management Act (GMA).