September 30, 2019
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AWB Transportation and Energy committees to meet Oct. 7 with Puget Sound Clean Air Agency's leader

Craig Kenworthy, the executive director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA), will address a joint meeting of AWB's Transportation and Energy committees on Monday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. at the AWB offices in Olympia. Kenworthy will present PSCAA's regional low-carbon fuel standard proposal. His agency's draft rule will be published on Oct. 9, triggering a 60-day comment period. To learn more, contact AWB Government Affairs Director Mike Ennis.

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Freeways Aren't Free

The Times recommends: Reject car tabs Initiative 976 and its devastating effects

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

In his latest ballot measure, initiative promoter Tim Eyman is overreaching again. He conjures a fantasy world in which Washington's transportation infrastructure is complete, efficient and everlasting.

The real-life Initiative 976 is a direct threat to Washington's well-being. It would cut repairs to streets and bridges of 62 districts across the state, delay voter-approved mass transit in mid-construction and cost taxpayers more money in the long run. The statewide transportation budget, including highway construction and the State Patrol, would be shorted $4 billion over the next decade.

Little wonder large employers including Amazon, Alaska Airlines and Microsoft, business groups, city and county officials, unions and environmental concerns oppose I-976...

Nothing about I-976 is a good idea, in terms of responsible governance or prudent money management. Eyman asks voters to buy a falsity that there's some miraculous way to fund our state's backlog of bridge, road and transit needs. Because the courts cannot end this toxic nonsense quickly enough, voters must reject I-976 themselves.

Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times