There are two main reasons why raising yet another gas tax is ludicrous.
First, don't ever believe in a promise that the tax will go away when prices increase. We all know full well that once a fee, tax or toll is implemented, it will remain forever. Our state gas tax is already high enough
Second, can't we possibly enjoy one spring and summer with the lowest gas prices in years? The more people and families on the road leads to more money for local businesses and parks.
It's so disappointing to read that as soon as we get relief there is a line of politicians looking to take it right back. Get creative, Olympia, and find some creative out-of-the-box ways to raise funds.