KENNEWICK, Wash. - A $10 billion transportation funding packaged proposed in Olympia this week would include a higher gas tax, higher fees for car tabs and even a tax on bicycle purchases.
This proposal would increase the gas tax by ten cents over five years, eventually reaching a total of 47.5 cents per gallon. Washington already has the nation's ninth highest gas tax.
It would also create a car-tab tax equal to .7% of a vehicle's value. Bicycles worth $500 or more would have a $25 sales fee.
The money would be used to fund highway projects, including the proposed I-82 interchange at Red Mountain.
People NBC Right Now spoke with weren't happy to hear the legislatures proposal.