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Eight-Cent Gas Tax Hike Proposed by King County Executive

Dow Constantine and other local officials are asking the state Legislature to help "solve our statewide transportation crisis."

King County Executive Dow Constantine has joined other local officials in asking the Washington state Legislature to raise gas taxes to help pay for upgrades to the state's transportation infrastructure and provide additional transit funding in the county.

What do you think of the proposed increases? Tell us in the comments section.

In a Dec. 14 letter posted on the news website PubliCola, Constantine, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Renton Mayor Denis Law proposed an 8-cent increase to the gas tax as well as the ability for counties and cities to raise their car-tab fees by $40. 

The letter, addressed to Gov. Chris Gregoire, cites a "statewide transportation crisis" and asks for additional revenue to "preserve and maintain our portion of the State’s transportation system and address the growing demand for transit services."

Click here to read the entire document.

Todd December 26, 2012 at 07:52 PM
This is ridiculous as all that this state and King County does is siphon and steal this transportation tax money away for their general budgets and education. Transportation never get better and is shameful!!
WendyB December 27, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Because Republicans would NEVER raise taxes! Read my lips....NEVER....

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