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Sen. Schoesler calls transportation bills 'unfair'

OLYMPIA – A trio of transportation bills passed Friday night by the Senate, including the chamber’s supplemental transportation budget and a new package of transportation projects, received “no” votes from 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler.

The Ritzville Republican was critical of the new package, saying it fails to benefit the entire state while relying on tax and fee increases that will impact people throughout Washington.

“The new transportation projects approved by the Senate would do plenty for certain parts of our state, especially the Puget Sound region and Vancouver,” Schoesler said. “B...


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