Washington state gas tax update
It looks like the gas tax in Washington State is in serious trouble. As gasoline prices rise, it is easy for a large segment of the population, particuarly the eastern, conservative half of the state, to resent a tax which will seemingly benefit King County.
It is fair to say also that for the time being, Peak Oil isn't on the agenda for State and Local officials, so some of the proposed infrastructure (new bridges, etc) take on the aspect of a boondoggle when traffic can be expected to be significantly thinner in 10 years.
More later, after the initiative to repeal the tax is voted on. If it is dumped, discussing what is done with the money (a very important topic) will be moot.