FEBRUARY 12, 2014

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Another Year, Another Attack on Oil Industry – Effort to End ‘Tax Break’ Makes Refiners Target Favorite Target for Green Groups – This Year’s Proposal Sounds Like a Renewal of the Eternal Tax-Exemption Debate, but Real Goal is Higher Taxes on Oil.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port officials ready to develop designs for Barlow Point business parkPort of Longview officials said Tuesday they are preparing to hire a consultant to help develop a business park plan for the Barlow Point property west of Longview.

 

LAND USE 

Three businesses make proposals for key Tideflats site Port of Tacoma staff members are evaluating proposals from three companies that want to lease a strategically located site on the Tacoma Tideflats.

 

MARINAS 

Port of Port Angeles to create panel to mull marina users’ concerns An advisory committee will be established to address moorage-rate issues, slip occupancy and other concerns of hundreds of boat users at Port of Port Angeles marinas, commissioners unanimously decided Tuesday.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Truckers: NY-NJ Port Mess ‘Worst Ever’ – Jersey Truck backups like this one last summer have returned at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

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