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jpmorgas

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:39:25 AM

A day after it was voted down, a $10 billion transportation revenue package that includes a 10 1/2-cent increase in the gas tax was approved Thursday by the state House.

The measure passed on a 51-41 vote and now heads to the Senate, where it is expected to face resistance. On Wednesday, the measure had failed to receive the required 50 votes, a rare bill failure in the Democratic-controlled House.

Three Democrats who had voted against the measure Wednesday now voted for it: Reps. Brian Blake of Aberdeen, Kevin Van de Wege of Sequim and Marko Liias of Mukilteo. Liias had only voted no initially for procedural purposes, so that he could bring the measure back for a revote Thursday. Members of the prevailing side in a vote maintain the option of asking the chamber to reconsider it at a lat
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KBearCA
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:45:58 PM

If we stopped paying for military aid of countries that want our demise and kill their own people with the weapons we provide, we would probalby be in better shape economically.
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:20:13 PM

Washington State, 10.5 cent increase in gas tax, hope that's spread out over a few years and not all at once.
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:28:32 PM

What state?
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:24:15 PM

Leave it to the Democrats to tax and then tax some more.
You blindly voted for it, so enjoy your "change".
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doggod
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:49:34 PM

Well, senators, it's up to you. Do you want me to keep coming to Washington in my motor home or not?

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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:10:11 PM

About time we started to act with some fiscal reasonability
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:09:33 PM

huge recession to follow
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dunesfly
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:03:32 PM

gas taxes suck
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:00:30 PM

imposing taxes on the sheeple
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marcelpr
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:56:19 AM

Liias warned his colleagues that other states, like South Carolina, could benefit if Washington state failed to take action to improve its transportation infrastructure.

South Carolina??

Washington State borders the Pacific Ocean. Has anyone told Liias that South Carolina borders the Atlantic?
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:42:50 AM

wow
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