Gov. Chris Gregoire’s transportation task force called for $21 billion in spending over 10 years. Gregoire decided not to go for a gas-tax increase this year, but still called in her State of the State address for raising $3.6 billion mostly through fees — or is that taxes? — on oil.
But the Senate is now talking about millions, not billions.
The Senate Transportation Committee today advanced a few fees on drivers and vehicle dealers that have some measure of bipartisan backing. Combined with a proposed fee on electric cars, they would raise less than $800 million over …