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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).

MLIRD Senate Bill Opposed

February 10, 2012 in In the News
Columbia Basin Herald
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Columbia Basin Herald
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Learn about historic preservation

January 10, 2011 in In the News
The Herald (Everett)
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The Herald (Everett)
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Attorney General launches 2011 legislation

January 4, 2011 in In the News
KBKW Grays Harbor
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KBKW Grays Harbor
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Defending Freedom - The 8th Annual Preserving the American Dream Conference

August 3, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Time: 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Place: 
Doubletree Resort on International Drive
Orlando, Florida

Co-sponsored by the Reason Foundation, Washington Policy Center, Pacific Research Institute, Heritage Foundation, Competitive Enterprise Institute and others, this conference features dozens of distinguished speakers and tackles critical issues affecting you and your state.  Michael Ennis, WPC's Transportation Center Director, will be speaking at the conference. Click here for the draft agenda. The American Dream is still possible, and cities of the future can be built on the foundation of freedom! If you're looking for market-oriented solutions to these and other urban problems, this is the conference for you!