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Slimmed-Down Transportation Revenue Plan in Wash. House

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state House Democrats unveil a slimmed-down transportation revenue package Tuesday.

The plan would raise $8.4 billion over 12 years in contrast to the February plan that called for $9.8 billion over 10 years.

The package still includes a proposed 10-cent hike in gas tax. However, proposed tax increases on hazardous substances and new bike purchases over $500 are gone.

The funding includes $450 million for the Columbia River Crossing project near Vancouver and funding to connect State Route 167 and State Route 509 to Interstate 5 near Seattle.

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