Times: Strong voter opposition to higher gas, car-tab taxes, poll finds

Times: Strong voter opposition to higher gas, car-tab taxes, poll finds

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Times: Strong voter opposition to higher gas, car-tab taxes, poll finds

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by ANDREW GARBER / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 5 at 8:50 AM

OLYMPIA — A new poll showing most voters oppose additional transportation taxes highlights the hurdles lawmakers face when it comes to finding more money for highways and transit.

A Stuart Elway poll of 412 registered voters found that 72 percent oppose a higher gas tax and 62 percent oppose an increase in the car tab.

Those two taxes would provide most of the revenue in a nearly $10 billion transportation plan proposed by House Democrats last month, with the state gas tax already among the highest in the nation, rising to 47.5 cents within five years.

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