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Elway poll shows huge opposition to gas tax

The Seattle Times is reporting that the latest Elway Poll carries terrible news for those pushing a 10-cent increase in the gas tax and other fees to improve maintenance of state highways, boost transit and complete several mega-projects.

All told, 72 percent of 412 polled voters opposed the phase-in of gas taxes at a rate of 2 cents a year for five years and 62 percent opposed an increase in vehicle tab fees. The polling was conducted Feb. 28 to March 2 and had an error margin of 5 percent, the Times said. It linked the full poll results

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House Speaker Chopp says 10-cent gas-tax proposal is a starting point for transpo funding talks

House Speaker Frank Chopp told reporters this afternoon that a possible $6 billion transportation package, including a phased-in 10-cent increase in the state gas tax over five years, is a conversation starter for the Legislature. He said it is too early to know if the 2-cents a year proposal should go to a vote of the public in November, or if the Legislature could get it done in Olympia.

Full details of the plan are due during the lunch hour when Democratic Rep. Judy Clibborn of Mercer Island lays out details of the plan. She has been working with a coalition of interest

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