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State treasurer backs down (somewhat)

An op-ed by State Treasurer Jim McIntire that appeared last Friday apparently caused a bit of a ruckus over on the Gig Harbor side of the Tacoma Narrows bridge. State lawmakers and city officials, concerned about what McIntire’s recommended bridge toll revenue target would do to toll rates, conferenced with him last week.

Now, McIntire has sent the Washington State Transportation Commission (which sets toll rates) a letter suggesting another option: Instead of raising tolls enough to in a single year build a cushion equal to 110 percent of the bridge’s debt service costs, McIntire says he

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