Stories tagged: privatization
Sun., June 11, 2017
Editorial: Air-traffic scheme raises many questions
Privatizing air traffic control is complex with huge ramifications. It should not rushed or fly under the radar. Congress is supposed to be a deliberative body that operates in public.
Thu., May 4, 2017
Milbank: Congress gives airlines a soft landing
The executives even used their appearance to request that Congress deregulate the industry further, asking for the government to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations
President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Plan to spin off air traffic control generates turbulence
The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, but also one of the safest, in the …
Wed., July 18, 2012
Shawn Vestal: Who wins when cities privatize?
Once upon a time, an enthusiastic, reform-minded mayor took office. The mayor had concerns about the city’s business climate. He was eager to apply the benefits of the private sector …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2012
ID Republican group seeks to privatize liquor sales
BOISE – An offshoot of one of Kootenai County’s numerous Republican clubs filed a statewide initiative Monday to privatize liquor sales in Idaho. The move is separate from one that …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2011
Idaho may lose some liquor sales
BOISE – With Washington gearing up to privatize its liquor sales by June, Idaho state officials are worried about losing sales at their state-run liquor stores along the Washington-Idaho border …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2011, 4:12 p.m.
Washington liquor changes could impact Idaho sales
With Washington gearing up to privatize its liquor sales by June, Idaho state officials are worried about losing sales at their state-run liquor stores along the Washington-Idaho border; already, they’ve …
Tue., May 17, 2011
DSHS privatization halted by judge
A Thurston County judge has ordered the Washington Department of Social and Health Services to stop contracting with private agencies to manage child welfare cases until it can show that …
Sat., May 7, 2011
State workers union sues DSHS, claims ‘effort to privatize child welfare’
The largest union representing Washington state workers has filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court seeking to stop the Department of Social and Health Services from privatizing child welfare. …
Thu., Dec. 12, 1996
Lawmaker Wants Liquor Privatized But Hopes Are Low For Bill To Get Idaho Out Of Liquor Business
With the state’s liquor dispensary seemingly on the rocks, Ketchum Sen. Clint Stennett asks whether the entire industry should be privatized in Idaho. The state runs 46 stores with 240 …
Wed., March 29, 1995
Budget-Cutting Layoffs Begin In State Government Health And Welfare To Lose 50-75 Workers
The Health and Welfare Department is laying off up to 75 employees as the Batt administration’s drive to reduce the size of state government takes hold. “We estimated that by …