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Seattle voters want a bolder 2024 transportation levy with close to $2 billion in investments, NPI poll finds

25% of respon­dents favor a levy with an addi­tion­al $300 mil­lion beyond what May­or Bruce Har­rell has pro­posed, while 54% — a major­i­ty — favored an option with an addi­tion­al $500 mil­lion. A mere 21% are opposed to renew­ing the levy, even after hear­ing argu­ments against its continuation. 

Posted inNational Defense, Policy Topics, Public Planning

Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapses after catastrophic overnight ship strike

Last night, the car­go ship Dali struck and caused the col­lapse of Bal­ti­more’s Fran­cis Scott Key Bridge, hin­der­ing marine traf­fic and imped­ing Port of Bal­ti­more oper­a­tions. The inci­dent sent vehi­cles and work­ers into the water, with res­cue efforts and NTSB inves­ti­ga­tions ongo­ing. Pres­i­dent Biden has called for con­gres­sion­al funds to rebuild the span.