Eight members of the state Senate’s mostly-Republican Majority Coalition Caucus on Thursday unveiled a transportation proposal that would raise more than $12 billion in 12 years and include an 11.5 cent gas-tax increase over the next three years. The package includes $6.5 billion to complete projects, including the North-South Freeway in Spokane, widening I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass and…More
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House Democrats on Tuesday released a slimmed-down transportation tax package that would spend $8.4 billion on various projects, including extensions of Highways 167 and 509 as well as work on Interstate 405 and I-5. Back in February they released a plan to spend nearly $10 billion. The new version drops proposals for a politically…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