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.
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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.
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.