MAY 7, 2014

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Will hedge-fund billionaire assist Inslee by spending on Washington races? Gov. Jay Inslee has an ambitious agenda for shrinking Washington’s carbon footprint. The 2014 midterms could decide whether his plan has much of a chance – and the spending decisions of a California billionaire could be critical.

 

 

TRADE 

Carriers Ready Surcharges in Case of US West Coast DisruptionsHapag-Lloyd at the weekend informed its customers that it will be prepared to levy what could be large congestion surcharges on shipments to and from the United States in the event that work stoppages occur during West Coast longshore contract negotiations this summer.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Troubled transportation megaprojects add to political gridlock Political disagreements and bad news over the damaged tunnel-boring machine under Seattle’s waterfront complicate any attempts to revive a stalled state transportation-funding plan.

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