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By Dave Paul 

Reversing work shortage: an opportunity


February 1, 2023

Here in the 10th District and throughout the state, we face challenges that affect all our families, including:

• A shortage of housing.

• Lack of access to healthcare.

• Businesses who can't find skilled workers.

The last point is key: a shortage of workers. That is the common thread to each of those problems.

We can't make significant progress on improving ferry reliability, housing affordability, healthcare outcomes or the economy without addressing shortages of workers in those fields.

Ferries can't run without trained deckhands, pilots and mechanics.

New housing won't get bu...

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