Eye On Olympia

Close but no cigar…

Despite negotiations that lasted until 3 a.m. Wednesday, Gov. Gary Locke and key Democratic and Republican lawmakers couldn't quite agree on a new transportation tax plan. They're close, though, various red-eyed or hoarse lawmakers reported Wednesday morning.
All three plans are anchored by a 3-cent to 5-cent increase in the state gas tax. The key point of dispute: how much to spend on roads versus how much to spend on mass transit.

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