Washington state Supreme Court says that diversion of gas tax money from off-road-vehicle facilities to state parks was constitutional
A divided Washington state Supreme Court Thursday ruled that a 2009 diversion of gas tax proceeds from off-road-vehicle recreation accounts to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission did not violate state constitutional restrictions on the use of the gas tax.
The case in the Washington Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance v. State of Washington
Three justices agreed with a state court of appeals decision that the recession-era diversion that softened pending cuts to the parks department was a legitimate use of gas tax revenue. Two other justices agreed with the outcome but thought the court should have dismissed the lawsuit …