They could, but the reasons listed by SS San Mateo and Neil in the posts above point to that solution being a long shot. WSF has bigger issues on its plate right now, and I have to think restoring service to Sidney is dead last on its priority list, even if they have stated they are committed to restoring the route. Hiring new people has to be the number one priority; these sailing cancellations are just killing any semblance of reliability. I would expect route restoration to be the next priority, starting with Seattle-Bremerton and then Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth. After that, building new vessels is next on the list which we know keeps getting pushed out. They're supposed to choose a builder next year.
Maybe the State of Washington is trying to get British Columbia Provincial Government to help fund the restoration of Anacortes to Sidney, BC.
You are obviously not a "professional' politician.