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Gary Pollack

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Name: Gary Pollack
Date registered: October 19, 2010


Gary Pollack is a Masters of Public Affairs candidate at the Evans School of the University of Washington. While learning the fundamentals of organizational and policy management, he is also trying to pave his own path in choosing between Open Government, Gov 2.0, e-Government, or any other popular titles for 21st century governance. His interests are in community engagement and collaborative governance, which may be the same thing, and recently he has worked on the first Open Gov West conferences in Seattle and Victoria, BC, Canada. You can read his musings at gpoltech.wordpress.com.

Latest posts

  1. Will I-1082 Create An Unregulated Insurance Market? — October 31, 2010
  2. I-1082: Funded by Insurance Industry? — October 27, 2010

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  1. I-1082: Funded by Insurance Industry? — 2 comments
  2. Will I-1082 Create An Unregulated Insurance Market? — 1 comment

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Will I-1082 Create An Unregulated Insurance Market?

Initiative 1082 will create a market for private insurers to sell Labor & Industries Insurance (L&I, aka workers comp) in Washington State.  The state is currently the only provider of workers comp, except in cases of large employers, and some argue that this initiative, heavily backed by major insurance carriers, would create an unregulated market… Continue reading »


I-1082: Funded by Insurance Industry?

There are claims that the insurance industry is funding the campaign for Initiative 1082, which would privatize the state’s worker’s comp system.  The I-1082 campaign states that the initiative was written by a well-respected constitutional lawyer at the behest of small businesses, but does not address the funding accusation. My research, primarily from the Public… Continue reading »