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Sound Transit’s car-tabs fee might be adjusted

"State legislators are talking about changing a funding formula for Sound Transit projects that a majority of voters in Pierce County don’t want but must pay for. Rep. Christine Kilduff, whose 28th Legislative District includes some of the Graham and Spanaway areas, began working with other legislators on a different plan after constituents received higher- than-expected fees for vehicle registrations and renewals, a staple of the projects’ current cash flow. Kilduff and other lawmakers from Pierce, Snohomish and King counties – the three-county area where Sound Transit has taxing authority -- are calling for, among other things, possible rebates for low-income constituents and relief from future fees that have been criticized as placing too high of a value on vehicles." … Read More

The Olympian
Town Halls: Kudos to Reps Muri and Kilduff

"I want to make a public “shout-out” to my two representatives in the 28th District, Republican Dick Muri and Democrat Christine Kilduff. On Sunday afternoon, March 12th, they held a bipartisan town hall meeting to a standing room only crowd in Steilacoom. Both representatives took time to address complex issues such as school funding, Sound Transit 3 fees, mental health, Western State Hospital and others. They both discussed bills they voted for and against and their view of the way ahead. It was civil. It was informative (both reps know their stuff,) and it was a breath of fresh air with all the cantankerous rhetoric coming out of Olympia and our nation’s capital. " … Read More

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