[ Friday, March 07, 2014 ]


First Fine Against a County Government Unit: Skagit County, Washington gets the honors.  To the tune of $215,000.  Ouch!  Notifications were not provided, and policies weren't sufficient.  Of course, in some ways this is a head-scratcher: the Skagit County Public Health Department provides healthcare services to county residents who can't otherwise afford healthcare, so that's $215,000 that the Department won't have to help those folks.  Sure, those folks need protection, perhaps more than others, but still, this seems awfully punitive.

Jeff [4:30 PM]

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