Transportation Budget 2021Issue brief
State Budgets Taxes & Fees Transportation
Republicans have been suggesting use of general fund resources to help pay for the transportation system since the 1990s. Governor Locke rebuffed such a shift because it would impair the operating budget\’s funding for education. House Transportation Chair Jake Fey used that same argument when asked about the HRC bill that would move the sales tax revenues paid on vehicles to the transportation budget for preservation of the system.
Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax Connecting Washington (CW) Gas tax General fund Initiative 976 (I-976) Joint Transportation Commission Transportation budget Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC)