Port Angeles: Rep. Dicks pledges to stop $3 ferry tax and consolidate dam removal

PORT ANGELES — Congressman Norm Dicks vowed Thursday afternoon to stop the $3 surcharge on international ferry trips and ensure the simultaneous removal of the two Elwha River dams.

He also said he wants to find a solution to inequitable Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements, saying a Bush administration official’s statement that there wasn’t a problem with the system was “just wrong.”

Rep. Dicks’ comments came during a luncheon meeting Thursday with community business leaders and a separate meeting with Peninsula Daily News editors.

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