Washington Senate Unveils Transportation Package – Would Add $.11.5 Cent-Per-Gallon Gas Tax
The plan recently released by the Senate differs in many ways from last year’s House bill.
The Majority Coalition Caucus has put forth a $12.4 billion dollar budget, that would be used over the next 12 years. This plan is considered an “answer” to last year’s House bill that was not voted on, and never came about. While the House bill was $9.5 billion, the Senate never voted on it because it contained money for the (now cancelled) controversial Columbia River Crossing project, that would have built a new bridge over the Columbia River near Vancouver and Portland.
Courtesy of the Washington Policy Center, here’s a look at how the two transportation plans differ: