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I'll -- a fight over freedom and ferries gathering steam and a popular summer destination.
Two Brothers suing the state over a monopoly given to a Washington State ferry company.
They say this state run company offers poor service and rumble on the all boats or Dan Springer is live in Seattle -- -- good morning.
Well well good morning bill to courted voters say they are suing for the right to make a living they wanna run a competing -- in order to improve -- resort business.
But still Washington of supporting monopoly in the form of the -- -- and boat company it has been the lone operator on the lake for decades and this is the place you can only get to.
By -- recorded Brothers along with the national group Institute for Justice say this violates the fourteenth amendment by infringing on the court is right to economic liberty.
The case is currently in the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals -- Clinton Courtney holds the judges come down on the side of free markets and competition.
The lady expresses the very any fishing boat.
I could run a -- from mystique it -- feels point back in the winner for half the cost of what they're running their vote for.
-- the Institute for Justice took this case believing it may ultimately be decided by the US Supreme Court bill well.
So the state says the monopoly can actually provide better service is that true.
Well yet that this is essentially arguing that the regulated services being provided on the lake -- now with adequate and if -- late -- and boat company had competition.
The customers might end up losing some options the fairy.
Is the fear is that profits during the summer tourist season.
Would be split making it less likely that either -- would run during the winter months when there are very few passengers -- the -- is basically operate at a loss.
Utilities and transportation commission says its ultimate responsibility is to the public.
And the handful of people who live in a place only accessible by ferry.
Since -- -- TC did take over the regulation on the slate.
There has always been a dependable service since nineteen -- -- And prior to that there was tonight.
-- both sides concede monopolies makes sense in some areas like real -- and utilities but they obviously disagree.
When it comes to ferry service -- well Dan Springer thanks is that time of the -- -- there to that beautiful water thank you -- beautiful.
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