No car-tab tax cuts yet as state Supreme Court takes case against Eyman initiative

The order from the state Supreme Court sets deadlines for parties in the case to file documents with the court throughout May and June, meaning a final decision might come this summer. Source: Seattle Times - Traffic Permalink: No car-tab tax cuts yet as state Supreme Court takes case against Eyman initiative

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Washington Legislature OKs state transportation budget, avoiding big car-tab fallout

The $10.4 billion budget relies largely on money already in existing budgets but not yet spent, “a little bit of budget magic,” said the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. Source: Seattle Times - Traffic Permalink: Washington Legislature OKs state transportation budget, avoiding big car-tab fallout

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Car-tab tax cuts, traffic cameras and per-mile fees for electric cars on the table in Olympia as session ticks down

With this year’s legislative session crossing the halfway mark, a list of possible changes to transportation policies and budgets is under consideration, but each proposal’s fate is still uncertain. Source: Seattle Times - Traffic Permalink: Car-tab tax cuts, traffic cameras and per-mile fees for electric cars on the table in Olympia as session ticks down

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Judge’s ruling on Tim Eyman’s car-tab initiative could come as soon as next week

Friday's hearing was the latest in a legal fight that since the November election has cast doubt on transportation budgets and kept driver frustration over car-tab taxes in the spotlight. Source: Seattle Times - Traffic Permalink: Judge’s ruling on Tim Eyman’s car-tab initiative could come as soon as next week

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Long road ahead as Washington transportation officials recommend per-mile charge to replace the state’s gas tax

The vote in Olympia takes the per-mile fee idea one step closer to formal consideration and offers a preview of debates likely to play out around the tax. Source: Seattle Times - Traffic Permalink: Long road ahead as Washington transportation officials recommend per-mile charge to replace the state’s gas tax

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Seattle, King County to seek injunction stopping Tim Eyman’s $30 car-tab measure, I-976

Seattle uses a local car-tab fee that would be wiped out by the initiative to fund bus service, transit passes and road maintenance. Part of that fee was approved by city voters in 2014. Source: Seattle Times - Traffic Permalink: Seattle, King County to seek injunction stopping Tim Eyman’s car-tab measure, I-976

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Washington voters favoring Tim Eyman’s I-976 to slash car-tab fees in Tuesday’s election results

I-976 would lower the cost of vehicle registration for drivers across Washington state by capping many annual state vehicle license fees at $30. Source: Seattle Times - Traffic Permalink: Washington voters favoring Tim Eyman’s I-976 to slash car-tab fees in Tuesday’s election results

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Car-tab initiative fallout: ‘Hunger Games-style’ budget fight or ‘rethink’ of spending priorities?

If voters approve Initiative 976 to cut car-tab fees across Washington, opponents say the state Legislature could be sent into havoc trying to backfill funding cuts, setting off a “Hunger Games-style” competition between agencies. Backers of the initiative say: So what? Source: Seattle Times - Traffic Permalink: Car-tab initiative fallout: ‘Hunger Games-style’ budget fight or ‘rethink’ of spending priorities?

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