Senate Law and Justice Committee to consider charges against Sound Transit

Published on May 15, 2017
Today the chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, Sen. Mike Padden, announced that he is planning to have the panel look into charges that Sound Transit engaged in a “systematic effort to confuse and misrepresent the impact and cost of the ST3 authorization to legislators and the public.” In a letter to Senators... Read More

In the News: State senators claim Sound Transit misled public about ST3 project impact and cost

Published on May 12, 2017
KOMO 4 News -Seattle   SEATTLE – Two state senators claim Sound Transit misled the public about the cost of the ST3 project. This comes as more and more drivers are upset about their skyrocketing car tab fees. “Last year, we paid $200 this year $400,” said driver Hai Pham, as he renewed his car... Read More

In the News: Local lawmakers call for investigation into Sound Transit 3 measure

Published on May 12, 2017
KIRO 7 – Seattle Sound Transit is getting more pressure about the high cost of car tab fees. Two lawmakers in Olympia accuse the transit agency of deceiving the voters and the legislature. Senators Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi are calling for an investigation into whether Sound Transit engaged in a “systematic effort to confuse and misrepresent... Read More

Rossi, O’Ban call for investigatory hearings on Sound Transit

Published on May 11, 2017
Sens. Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi are calling for an investigation into whether Sound Transit engaged in a “systematic effort to confuse and misrepresent the impact and cost of the ST3 authorization to legislators and the public.”  In a letter sent today to the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and the chair of the... Read More

Senate backs bill to slash car-tab taxes, eliminate dubious $12 billion price tag

Published on May 02, 2017
The Senate today took direct aim at Sound Transit’s controversial and inflated car-tab taxes with a vote to send an amended version of Senate Bill 5893 back to the House of Representatives for consideration. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban, would slash car-tab taxes in the Sound Transit taxing district by 55 percent and... Read More

Senate passes Corrections reform bill a second time, keeps issue alive

Published on May 02, 2017
OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate passed a Department of Corrections reform bill for the second time Tuesday, assuring the issue will remain under active consideration during the Legislature’s current special session. Senate Bill 5294, prompted by last year’s early-release scandal, was one of several bills revived Tuesday as the full Senate met for the first... Read More