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The Senate Law & Justice Committee will hold an investigatory hearing into Sound Transit on September 26 at Kent City Hall.
The State House has approved a bill that would lower car-tab fees by providing taxpayers with a reimbursement or credit for some of the money they're being charged under Sound Transit Three.
Lawmakers in the State House unanimously approved a bill that would prevent Sound Transit from imposing taxes on anything less than a whole parcel of land.
The next few days at the state capitol could prove crucial to lowering your car-tab fees. Transportation budget talks are underway, and that's breathing new life into the push for Sound Transit reform.
If this year's increased car-tab renewal fees - courtesy of Sound Transit Three - left you scratching your head, you're not alone. A ton of people are venting about the big bills through social media, as well as through calls and emails to our newsroom.
A big price increase for car-tab renewals is leaving a lot of drivers in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties a bit surprised.
We're now hearing from homeowners forced to pay higher taxes - even though only part of their land sits within the Sound Transit District.
It's an issue we've covered extensively for the last month: complaints over the big rise in car-tab fees. We've heard from drivers. We've heard from lawmakers. On Thursday, for the first time, we heard from the head of Sound Transit.
Since the controversy over increased car-tab fees began, Sound Transit's CEO and board members have repeatedly claimed they've been as transparent as possible when it comes to the Sound Transit 3 tax package. Now, state lawmakers want them to prove it.