OCTOBER 28, 2015

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port candidates say economic development is key

By Chris Tucker, October 23, 2015, Bremerton Patriot

Port of Bremerton district 1 commissioner candidates Cary Bozeman and John Poppe faced off in a friendly debate at the Norm Dicks Government Center Oct. 13.

One of the two men will be elected to replace outgoing commissioner Roger Zabinski. The port has a $10.5 million budget and has 27 employees.

Read more here: http://www.bremertonpatriot.com/news/336381921.html

 

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Ports may need up to $1 billion to update terminals

By John Gillie, October 28, 2015, The News Tribune

Port commissioners from Tacoma and Seattle on Tuesday adopted their first budget for a new cargo alliance while warning they’ll have to spend hundreds of millions more to make the port facilities competitive with rivals.

The $174.5 million included in the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s 5-year capital budget is “woefully inadequate to our needs,” asserted Tacoma Port Commissioner Don Meyer as the two commissions were preparing to accept the budget.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/port-of-tacoma/article41613807.html#storylink=cpy

 

TRADE 

House Votes Overwhelmingly to Reopen the Ex-Im Bank

By Jackie Calmesoct, October 28, 2015, New York Times

The House acted with rare bipartisanship on Tuesday to approve legislation that would reopen the federal Export-Import Bank, after a debate that underscored the split between the party’s traditional pro-business members and ascendant free-market conservatives who are suspicious of big corporations.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/28/us/politics/house-votes-overwhelmingly-to-reopen-the-ex-im-bank.html?_r=0

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