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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney council supports I-976 opposition

Members use exception in RCW to express concerns about initiative’s impacts on transportation funding


Last updated 10/17/2019 at 7:30am

CHENEY – The City Council has taken a somewhat unusual step and entered the political arena to oppose a statewide initiative that would reduce motor vehicle fees to just $30.

At its Oct. 8 meeting, the council adopted by a 7-0 vote a resolution supporting opposition to Initiative 976, perennial initiative generator Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax effort. The initiative would not only reduce motor vehicle fees, it would also eliminate the 0.3 percent sales tax on vehicle purchases, lower electric vehicle and snowmobile fees, modify Sound Transit’s motor vehicle excise tax provision and rem...

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