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The Better Spokane Blog

"The city of Spokane wants to get into the telecom industry. We urge caution. Municipal broadband is risky business: it has a high rate of failure, is expensive to build out, and it can actually reduce competition in the local market.

Internet access enhances quality of life and fosters economic grow...

"Better Spokane is a non-profit organization focused on empowering the Inland Northwest to reach its full economic potential. Like many groups, one arm of our organization includes a Political Action Committee (PAC). Our PAC stands to greatly benefit from the passage of the City Council’s so-called,...

December 10, 2017

"“My concern is that it creates a new bureaucracy in City Hall that really is a duplication of what the state already does,” said Michael Cathcart, the executive director of Better Spokane, a pro-business nonprofit that used its PAC to campaign heavily against incumbent Councilman Breean Beggs in th...

December 2, 2017

""In a Facebook post today, meanwhile, Stuckart took aim at the generally conservative-leaning PAC, Better Spokane, which was by far the biggest independent player in this year's city of Spokane elections. 

Of the $121,000 the Better Spokane PAC raised, $20,000 worth of office-space...

November 29, 2017

""“Ultimately, I would say the voters realized this was just a massive distraction, would be costly to the city and was not something they were interested in adopting to use Spokane as a test case,” said Michael Cathcart, Executive Director of Better Spokane, a Spokane-based civic engagement organiz...

November 9, 2017

"We’ll talk about the defeat of Proposition 2, the Spokane city initiative that would have fined companies that run uncovered coal and some oil trains through Spokane. Proposition supporter Jim Lee and opponent Michael Cathcart join us."

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November 9, 2017

""The results were applauded by Michael Cathcart, spokesman for the Committee to Protect Spokane’s Economy, the opposition group, which was funded mostly by industries that would've been impacted.“We’re encouraged by the early returns demonstrating community support for defeating a misguided plan to...

November 8, 2017

""But Michael Cathcart, director of the pro-business political nonprofit Better Spokane, which generally supports conservative candidates, disagrees. “Lazy incumbents start campaigning in May,” Cathcart writes in a Facebook message. “Hard-charging challengers start in November or even September of t...

November 8, 2017

""Michael Cathcart, campaign coordinator for the Committee to Protect Spokane’s Economy, which opposed the measure, said the ballot returns were in line with the group’s internal polling last month.“The message was that we’re going to focus on your roads, and public safety, and this was a rejection...

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