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Rep. Wilcox votes against bill to fund Intercity Transit,
Cites tax fatigue challenging future schools bonds passing

Photo credit: Intercity Transit

– Editor’s Note:
For once I agree with Rep. Wilcox, however Intercity Transit is important to fund, yet the City of Yelm taxpayer can not take on much more. And Yelm still has much work to do in funding required Public Works maintenance and upkeep. The Transit board is looking at other alternatives to raise revenue.

“A tax vote could be headed your way for public transit in Thurston County. Here’s why”
“‘Thurston County is growing, and unfortunately our Intercity Transit, which is just a phenomenally run transit system, just simply doesn’t have the resources to keep up,’ [Rep. Beth Doglio, D-Olympia] said in a House floor speech before the March 2 vote.

“Rep. J.T. Wilcox of Yelm, who is now the House Minority Leader, voted against the bill. He noted in a floor speech that a $76 million Yelm school bond vote narrowly failed in February and worried tax fatigue would make it harder for bonds to pass in the future.

“‘I think it’s absolutely critical that we give the schools first shot at the scarce taxpayer dollars,’ Wilcox said,” by Walker Orenstein, Tacoma’s News-Tribune.
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Posted by Steve on June 6, 2018 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

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