The State of Oregon may be broke, but that hasn't stopped them from installing "free" rapid-charging stations for electric cars up and down their portion of the West Coast Electric Highway, otherwise known as Interstate 5. Washington and California, both also broke, are still busily at work installing the things along their portions. Won't it be grand?
Meanwhile, some folks across the Columbia River from Porkland are threatening to sue the City of Vancouver if the City Council refuses to accept their petition calling for a vote on whether or not to bring the Porkland Crime Train into the Washington city. A lot of folks hate the idea of spending north of a billion dollars just to build the loot rail line, but this kind of approach seems counterproductive.