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Your guide to the gas-tax initiative
Last spring the state Legislature approved a 9.5-cent-a-gallon gas-tax increase, to be phased in over four years, to fund 274 state road projects. Initiative 912, on the ballot in November, would repeal the increase. A guide to understanding the gas tax and Initiative 912.
The projects: The money would be spread out statewide, but there would be a few big local projects
The new gas-tax money, along with increases in weight and licensing fees for cars and light trucks, would fund 274 projects across the state, nearly half of them in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Nearly all are road projects, but $185.million is earmarked for ferries.
Biggest projects are in the Puget Sound area