May 22, 2014 12:00 AM

Tacoma pays too much to dredge Mississippi mud

A state shouldn’t be robbed because its rivers are clean and its harbors are deep. Tell that to Congress, though. Washington’s ports have long been burdened by a larcenous congressional scheme called the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, which has been siphoning $60 million a year out of Puget Sound ports and delivering most of it to Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports.

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