IN THE NEWS: $9.8 billion transportation plan adds taxes, fees

Senator Curtis KingHouse Democrats on Wednesday unveiled their $9.8 billion transportation revenue proposal, but it won’t go very far unless they at least agree to put its biggest element to a popular vote, the Senate Transportation Committee co-chairman said.

Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, said a proposed 10-cent gas tax increase doesn’t have the required support of two-thirds of both houses to be approved by the Legislature. Even if it did, King said he would oppose approving a tax increase without a vote of the people.

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