Senate passes real car-tab relief for third time Senators Rossi, O’Ban call on House Democrats to ‘do the right thing’ For the third time this year, the Senate today passed a measure aimed at giving taxpayers real relief from Sound Transit’s controversial and inflated car-tab taxes. Senate Bill 5893, which passed the chamber 25-22, would slash car-tab taxes... Read More...
Only 37 percent would still vote to approve Sound Transit 3 State senators who serve areas within the Sound Transit taxing district say it’s no surprise that new poll results show support for Sound Transit 3 has plummeted 17 points since the November election, when it passed 54 percent to 46 percent. If given a chance to vote again, 51 percent... Read More...
Rossi, O’Ban call for investigatory hearings on Sound Transit Sens. Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi are calling for an investigation into whether Sound Transit engaged in a “systematic effort to confuse and misrepresent the impact and cost of the ST3 authorization to legislators and the public.”  In a letter sent today to the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee... Read More...
Senate adopts Rossi resolution honoring state’s largest winery Today the state Senate adopted a resolution recognizing the achievements and contributions of Chateau Ste. Michelle to Washington. “Chateau Ste. Michelle is a treasure – not only of the 45th Legislative District, which I represent, but of the entire state,” said Sen. Dino Rossi, who sponsored the resolution. “It’s the... Read More...
O’Ban, Rossi say Sound Transit move to engage misses mark The Sound Transit board passed a motion today to authorize its CEO “to continue communications and engagement with the State Legislature” in order to “pursue options to address public concerns” about its inflated car tab tax calculation method.  Sens. Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi said the premise of the motion... Read More...
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