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Morning update: special session Day 8

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on May 20, 2013 at 8:33 am | No Comments »
May 20, 2013 8:33 am

A rally today on the Capitol steps will promote a proposal to raise gas taxes and other revenue to fund improvements to roads, ferries, mass transit, storm water filtration and other infrastructure.

U.S. Rep. Denny Heck and Gov. Jay Inslee plan to address the crowd, which supporters said would include supporters of business, labor, farm, environment and transit interests. Some of the most vocal advocates for a transportation package are the backers of connecting state Route 167 from its endpoint in Puyallup to the Port of Tacoma.

Gov. Jay Inslee also signs a slew of bills today, including one that seeks to root out the inaccurate labeling of seafood.

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