$30 car tab decision looms for voters' wallets and lawmakers' credibility

KVI's John Carlson hosts an interview about I-976 which would reduce car tabs to $30 and it would mean that jurisdictions like Seattle, King County and Sound Transit would lose money they have tied to car tab taxes for various bus and light rail projects. (photo: KOMO News)

Washington voters could decide to reduce their car tab taxes to $30 on the November 5, 2019 ballot with Initiative 976.

I-976 was authorized for statewide vote in response to the car tab tax formulation used by Sound Transit to pay for the third phase of the light rail transit expansion.

KVI's John Carlson interviewed an opponent of I-976, State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Mukilteo), about what a reduction of car tabs to $30 statewide would mean for local transportation projections and Sound Transit's light rail extension to Tacoma and westerly Seattle neighborhoods.

Click on the image above to listen to the KVI interview with Carlson and Senator Liias.

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