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December 18, 2013 at 6:52 PM

No deal on transportation-tax package this year; talks to continue

Legislative leaders said Wednesday there will be no special session to pass a multibillion dollar transportation package, but talks will continue during the regular session that starts in January. Negotiators from both parties gathered Wednesday in the governor’s office for their 12th round of talks  since the Legislature adjourned earlier this year, only to emerge after several…


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June 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM

New details released on $10B state transportation package

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…


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