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Traffic jams, bad bridges and too few ferries

Tim Eyman’s last hurrah may be Initiative 976, on the ballot this fall for you to decide on reducing “car tabs” – vehicle taxes to $30, period. A yes vote does that, and more, reducing vehicle taxes statewide by $4.2 billion dollars over six years.

This is a caveman proposition, another attempt to drive a stake through the heart of government, ignoring the fact that Washington’s population, now over 7.5 million, grows at over 100,000 people annually in good economic times, as it has steadily grown for decades.

Combined state and local vehicle taxes are among the nation’s highest, about 7...


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