Expect to pay more at the pump


Last updated 10/20/2022 at 10:18am

CHENEY – A local state lawmaker says residents can expect to pay more at the pump in the coming months.

According to Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, Senate Bill 5126, approved by Democrats in the Legislature during the last session, will drive up prices more.

Sen.Schoesler represents the 9th Legislative District, which includes southern Spokane County.

“I know some of you hope to see gas prices drop closer to $4 per gallon someday,” he said. “Unfortunately, thanks to the recent “cap-and-trade” law (Senate Bill 5126), passed by the Legislature’s Democrat majority at Gov. Insl...

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