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Washington State Gov. Inslee Says Transportation Package is a Priority for 2013

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee says that passing a transportation funding package for 2013 must be a priority for the Legislature.

Last month, House Democrats unveiled a $9.8 billion dollar transportation funding package that included a 10-cent bump in the gas tax and more than $3 billion in new bonds.

But Inslee says he is concerned that momentum for passing such a plan has been dissipating.
   
House Transportation Committee Chair Judy Clibborn said Thursday that she is optimistic that a scaled-back plan that excludes a new car registration fee and hazardous substance tax will gain traction among lawmakers.

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