Medicaid expansion will add to WA state budget woes

Posted September 17, 2014 | by John Ley
Medicaid expansion will add to WA state budget woes The 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was in reality, a huge expansion of Medicaid. This 1964 program was designed as a health care safety more

Inslee’s “Reveune Recycling” Carbon Tax

Posted September 11, 2014 | by John Ley
Inslee's Carbon Tax In the name of "climate change", Washington Governor Jay Inslee is hoping to impose a "carbon tax", that could add from 40 cents to $1.17 to every gallon of gas you buy. This would more

Third Bridge a Good Idea

Posted August 28, 2014 | by John Ley
Third Bridge is Good Idea (Camas-Washougal Post-Record -- August 19, 2014) I want to applaud Clark County Commissioner’s David Madore and Tom Mielke, bringing Linda Figg (of Figg Engineering) to present the people a third bridge option more

OPM — (Other People’s Money)

Posted August 27, 2014 | by John Ley
OPM Other People's Money & elected representatives ethics Over the past few months, news stories regarding influence peddling via paid meals for legislators have become more prevalent. The question: how many meals should Washington state legislators be more

Held hostage by CTran-TriMet contract

Posted August 27, 2014 | by John Ley
The Columbian published my letter to the editor. Recall that the CTran staff negotiated and then signed this contract without showing it to the CTran Board of Directors or the citizens of Clark County. It ceded more