Stickers explaining the 68-cent gasoline tax started to appear in Nov.
– “Know your Washington state gas tax: Stickers arriving at the pump”
“As Washington drivers fill their gas tanks for cross-state trips this season, thousands will see new stickers announcing the tax is 67.8 cents a gallon.
It’s the second highest in the nation, after Pennsylvania at almost 77 cents a gallon. Our state charges 49.4 cents a gallon, and the federal government another 18.4 cents. Taxes are almost one-fourth of the current total of $3 per gallon in Washington state.”
“The 49.4-cent tax includes new gas taxes of 11.9 cents in 2015 and 2016 that lawmakers approved, to fund $9.4 billion to build highways and local roads along with $1.4 billion for maintenance, in the bipartisan Connecting Washington plan.
Washington highways are almost entirely user-funded through gas tax and tolls, while local roads are supported by a hodgepodge of sources,” by Mike Lindblom, Seattle Times.