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By Cameron Sheppard
WNPA News Service 

Fallout from I-976: Senator balance transportation budget despite revenue shortfall

Lawmakers say they did things they would not normally do to make ends meet

Series: WNPA | Story 31

Last updated 3/6/2020 at 10:57am

Facing a shortfall of $450 million, lawmakers patched together a budget in late February to fund highway maintenance, the Washington State Patrol and other transportation projects. The Senate Transportation Committee developed a proposed transportation budget that would maintain short-term stability following the revenue shortfall caused by the passage of I-976 — the $30 car tab initiative. Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, said assembling this budget through the revenue crisis required more bipartisan cooperation than in most years. He said the committee prioritized allocations to protec...

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