Shame on the House’s Kraft land grab

The end-of-session season is when the Legislature’s aversion to transparency and penchant for back-room deals become the mortar and pestle of terrible policy decisions at the expense of the public interest.

The economic development bill passed by the House of Representatives presents the latest case-in-point.  Quietly tucked into the bill was an amendment that would exempt an enormous parcel of land in Everett from state laws that govern waterfront development and protect the public trust. 

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