Starlink broadband satellite internet continues to expand – is it the new rural highspeed king?
With download speeds of over 100mb a second and upload speeds close to 25mb, Starlink is fast becoming the go-to service for rural internet users that are frustrated with unreliable, slow, expensive and sometimes non-existent service.Read the entire blog
Stopping “jackpot justice” – Businesses need liability reform to innovate, invest and grow
As communities struggle to emerge from the ravages of COVID-19 and the consequent devastation wrought by widespread economic shut-downs, one structural policy continues to impede the desperately-needed innovation, investment and risk-taking that Washington state, and the country, need for long-term recovery.
That major impediment is so-called “jackpot justice,” the insidious practice of aggrieved parties using the courts to secure, not fair and impartial rulings in a legitimate business dispute, but outlandish jury awards that serve to unfairly enrich lawyers, plaintiffs and competitors alike.Read the entire blog
Senate transportation tax package implements a Road Usage Charge
Policymakers have added a provision for a Road Usage Charge (RUC) to the $15 billion Senate transportation tax package known as Forward Washington (Senate Bill 5483). The provision implements a RUC by imposing it on owners of electric and hybrid vehicles – a narrow application that nonetheless opens the door for expansion of the tax to all vehicles in the future.Read the entire blog