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How much government is too much, too little


March 16, 2023

How much government is too much?

How much is too little?

The answer to that probably depends on whom you ask.

I’m of the mind that efficiency is much more important than size.

A few weeks ago, Island Lake Fire — formally known as Mason County Fire Protection District 11 — submitted a ballot measure that, if approved by the district’s voters, would see Island Lake merge with and be absorbed by Central Mason Fire & EMS.

Personally, I really hope it passes.


Well for one, there are too many micro districts here in Mason County.

Prior to moving to Washington, I spent most of my...

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