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Invest in People or Asphalt?


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In this video I lay out what I think is smarter way we could be using our state gas tax dollars to help preserve services being cut at the state level. Curious how that works? But we have the 18th Amendment to our Washington Constitution, you say? Well check it out and leave us your thoughts in the comments section.

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Comment from Denis Hayes
Time April 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Makes sense to me, and it’s relatively easy to do. So let’s do it.

ASAP, however, it would make even more sense to me to do something harder — amend the state Constitution to allow gasoline taxes to be used either as general revenue or for any infrastructure project. At a time when we are importing more and more oil each year, at high prices from countries that don’t like us much, and with the near-term threat of peak, it is idiotic to reserve this revenue just for projects that anticipate us burning more and more gasoline into the future.

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