Democrats dishonest about gas tax hike

With so much rhetoric about moving the state away from gas-powered vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions, one of the strangest claims made during the legislative session was that there was no increase in “gas taxes.”

Various versions of this claim appeared.

At best, it is misleading, but in many cases it is false.

The transportation package specifically relies on an increase in taxes on gasoline as legislative documents and the Department of Ecology admit.

The $17 billion transportation package has several funding sources. The legislative analysis shows the largest is funding from the “Climate Comm...


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