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February 13, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Some senators offer transportation package; others pan it

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…

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April 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM

House Democrats propose slimmed-down $8.4 billion transportation tax package

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…

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February 12, 2013 at 3:43 PM

House Democrats to propose $6 billion transportation package

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…

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0 Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest | Topics: gas tax, Rep. Judy Clibborn, transportation package