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I- 976 passed; will it become law?

Voters across Washington passed I-976 by over 100,000 votes. The measure limits motor vehicle license fees to $30. In Skagit County, the measure is passing with 53.5% of the vote, with 800 ballots to be counted after Tuesday.

The measure may never become law, however.

If it does, Skagit County road maintenance will not be affected. “There will not be a direct impact on us. We are not reliant on license tab dollars to maintain county roads,” said Public Works Director Dan Berentson Friday. There may not be grants for large state projects in the future, Berentson noted.

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