Articles written by Rob Coffman

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 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

Risk insurance premiums out of control

For 2024, Lincoln County will be paying over $1,500,000 in risk insurance premiums. This represents a drastic increase of over 83% from just two years ago and 53% over 2023. And … these rates are expected to escalate next year a... — Updated 12/6/2023

 
 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

Out of control Legislature has crossed lines with our kids and guns

Intentionally, the Washington State Legislature, Governor Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, are completely destroying our state. The Democrat controlled legislature has singlehandedly absolved you from having any say over... — Updated 5/3/2023

 
 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

Washington State Supreme Court opposes transparent government

Lincoln County has always been a huge proponent of transparency. We believe, as elected officials, that we should not get to decide what the public should or should not know about how their tax money is spent. In fact, in 2016 the... — Updated 3/8/2023

 

How county roads are funded

Where does all the money for our county roads come from? You may be surprised to know that, in Lincoln County, only about 15% is generated from property tax revenue that is received from parcels of land in the unincorporated areas... — Updated 9/7/2022

 
 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

When is enough, enough?

In the United States, a law is presumed to be constitutional until proven otherwise in court. This process can take years, and a lot of money, to wade through the legal system and end up at the Supreme Court. As the challenge... — Updated 3/23/2022

 
 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

Governor's proclamation unconstitutional

Since Governor Inslee issued his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Proclamation last month, Lincoln County has been scrambling trying to determine how to best balance our paramount duties to provide for Public Safety, Public Health and... — Updated 4/29/2020 Full story

 
 By Rob Coffman    Opinion

Trump used common sense in shutdown

In 2013, the Federal Government shut down for 16 days. What that meant for those of us wishing to access our very own Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area (LRNRA) at that time was nothing short of unbelievable. Operating under... — Updated 1/24/2018

 

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