Posts tagged ‘Transportation’

April 10, 2015

Turlay to Run for 2nd Term

by lewwaters

Bill Turlay, incumbent Vancouver, Washington City Council Member, Seat 6 announced his intent to run for reelection at Chronis’ Restaurant, 819 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660 April 10, 2015

See also: Columbian.com

July 30, 2012

Why Won’t Tim Probst Take A Stand On The Largest Issue Facing SW Washington?

by lewwaters

Tim Probst and Sen. Don Benton

It has been the desire of the Democrats in Washington State to oust very effective 4-term State Senator, Don Benton, a Republican serving in the 17th Legislative District. In fact, he has been their target for several years and with the willing assistance of the Columbian, the local ‘newspaper’ that is actually more like the unofficial daily newsletter for the Democrat Party, Democrats feel the time is ripe to accomplish their goal.

They have pinned their hopes on 17th Legislative District Representative, Tim Probst, who by all appearances has been very carefully groomed by party leaders to something he is not to appeal to the conservative voters in the 17th District.

Probst, who will be leaving his 2nd term in the legislature, has been very coy ever since first winning the seat in 2008. He makes the claim, “Tim has fought spending, debt, and taxes for years.”

By all outward appearance, his voting record reflects his claim. But, I must ask if he really does stand against his party’s policies as he claims, why do they so strongly support him in his campaign and not treat him as they did Senators Tim Sheldon, Jim Kastama and Rodney Tom when they sided with Republicans earlier this year in what was called “The “9th Order” maneuver on the budget?

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December 28, 2010

A Light Shines Very Briefly in Olympia

by lewwaters

Moments of lucidity, however brief, are rare from our Democrat led state legislature in Olympia. We see them so rarely that once one happens, no matter how brief, it just amazes us. But, just as former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened,” we can rest assured those moments won’t last long.

In this case, an article originally appearing in The Spokesman-Review, As gasoline use drops, so does state revenue, leaves me nearly speechless that they didn’t know this would happen as they pushed for less driving and more dependence upon public transportation.

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