House Democrats control the fate of Sound Transit taxes and accountability

A pair of Republican State Representatives join KVI's Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson to talk about the prospect for taxpayer accountability at Sound Transit and the emerging connection between Sound Transit accountability and the county executives who appoint the 3-country transit agency's board of directors. St. Rep. Morgan Irwin (R-Enumclaw) says House Democrats are "nervous because the public outcry is so huge" regarding the artificially inflated car tab taxes that Sound Transit uses to charge for the ST3 phase that was approved by voters in November 2016. St. Rep. Mark Harmsworth (R-Mill Creek) tells KVI that Sound Transit's CEO Peter Rogoff, who testified to the House Transportation Committee, is "confused about where his responsbility lies" which Harmsworth believes is to the taxpayers of Puget Sound and not to bond holders underwriting the $54 billion ST3 phase.

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