Legislators are proposing a .7 percent excise tax in addition to a $40 tax on tabs cities and local transit authorities want to require. This means car tab taxes will be raised on an $18,000 car to about $300 from about $93.
I don’t see the exact need for doubling (or tripling) the price of license tabs. The state and local agencies did fine after Initiative 695 was passed. Bus service won’t change as a result. I was told by Pierce Transit that my power chair is inaccessible for buses and eligibility for Shuttle is not an option.
What will …