The Odessa Record -

By Roger Harnack
Free Press Publishing 

Will voters finally see $30 vehicle tabs this Friday?

Ferguson rules in favor of voters, refunds to follow


Last updated 3/26/2020 at 4:29pm

SEATTLE — The King County judge who initially blocked the $30 car-tab cap denied most of the challenges to the taxpayer-approved measure.

Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson ruled this morning, Tuesday, March 24, that the measure meets constitutional muster and can go into effect.

But he severed parts of the measure that related to how vehicle valuations are calculated in the Puget Sound region. Those valuations provide the basis for Sound Transit to collect taxes to expand its operations.

“Plaintiffs remaining challenges to Initiative 976 are denied,” Judge Ferguson wrote in his o...

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