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Tag: initiative 1125

Oct.
19th

I-1125: Old way of tolling is fair

Re: “New Eyman initiative tells state to stick with old ways of tolling” (TNT, 10-17).

The rationale usually given for creating a toll for a bridge is that those who use the bridge should be more responsible for paying the cost than those who are not greatly affected by it.

Given this, it seems unfair to use revenue from one toll for work on another project. It changes the toll from a specialized fee into a more general or broader tax. Yet that is one of many criticisms of Initiative 1125: It constrains the revenue from one toll for

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