(TRI-CITY HERALD) — Olympia — House Transportation Committee Chair Judy Clibborn said Monday she will seek a 10-cent-per-gallon increase to the state’s gas tax.
The proposed tax hike will be a part of a broader transportation revenue package that the Mercer Island lawmaker and several of her Democratic colleagues on the House Transportation Committee plan to unveil Wednesday.
A gas tax increase would likely face its stiffest resistance in the state Senate, which is controlled by Republicans and two Democrats who crossed the aisle to join them. However, Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, D-Medina, said last month that he would support a gas-tax hike.
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