JANUARY 8, 2015

BUDGET/FINANCES 

Tax reform impasse has Legislature all tied up in knotsWashington lawmakers all agree the state’s tax system is broken. Why they still can’t fix it.

 

MARINAS 

Port of Poulsbo wants public input on profit from boathousesPort of Poulsbo commissioners have long wrestled with issues surrounding the sales of boathouses at its marina.

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Will Port of Seattle be repair center for Shell Oil’s Arctic vessels?The Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5 is being proposed as a repair and service center for vessels engaged in Shell Oil’s troubled, delayed program to drill for oil in Arctic waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off Alaska. 

 

UNIONS 

US Congress keeps distance from ILWU-PMA labor talks Rep. Janice Hahn, the California Democrat who co-founded and co-chairs the Congressional PORTS Caucus, this week told her colleagues that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and West Coast waterfront employers reaching a labor contract was essential to the U.S. economy.

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