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The Sunday Observer: Transportation gets dicey

Two of the most striking elements of the Democrats’ proposed transportation package in Olympia this year were its lack of bipartisanship and its unusual degree of bicameral cooperation — the House and Senate committee chairs announced what looked like a tightly negotiated deal in tandem. 

Things started to unravel a bit over the weekend, though, when House Transportation Chair Jake Fey pulled his support for the controversial six-cent tax on exported fuel. That’s likely going to punch a substantial hole in the package, raising the prospect that projects — and political support — will leak out.

Read the full story over at The Washington Observer.

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