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By Clinton Deo

King of the roads


To the Editor:

It’s time to look forward to a summer of sunshine, outdoor events, and the great American tradition of hitting the road.

But wait: July 1 brings another event, brought to us by our very own state senator, Curtis King. It marks the second of three gas tax increases related to the state transportation package passed in 2015 despite a statewide advisory vote against such an increase. In 2015, voters in district 14 voted 3 to 1 against such a tax increase, advice that was completely ignored by many in Olympia, including Sen. King.

Sen. King turned a deaf ear to voters and went ahead with a tax increase which will mostly benefit large construction contractors, who, incidentall...

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