It’s increasingly unlikely state lawmakers will move forward with a multi-billion dollar transportation tax package before the regular session ends on March 13. Negotiators say they’re still stuck on many of the same issues that have bogged down talks for more than a year. Both sides accuse each other playing politics — always an odd accusation…More
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House Transportation Chairwoman Judy Clibborn released details Tuesday of a new $10 billion transportation tax package that would increase the state gas tax by 10.5 cents per gallon. Under the proposal, the gas tax would increase 6 cents per gallon on July 1 of this year and an additional 4.5 cents per gallon on…More
The Associated Press The mayors of more than 40 cities across Washington have sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee and legislative leaders, urging them to consider an 8-cent per gallon increase in the gas tax to help pay for transportation needs. The letter from the Mayors’ Transportation Forum was sent Wednesday. Among the signees were Seattle…More
Updated at 6:23 p.m. House Democrats plan to roll out a $6 billion transportation tax package next Wednesday. House Transportation Chairwoman Judy Clibborn, D-Mercer Island, said the money would primarily come from a gas tax and that they want to try to pass the measure in the Legislature instead of sending it to voters. Passing a gas…More
WASHINGTON — For the first time in his campaign, U.S. Senate hopeful Michael Baumgartner has proposes to raise taxes — a penny-a-gallon increase in the 18.4-cent federal gas tax. Baumgartner, a Republican freshman state senator from Spokane who is running against Maria Cantwell, would not use the extra money to shore up the…More