The high court on Thursday upheld a King County Superior court ruling that found that the state is not precluded from using the current tax of 0.7 percent imposed on oil products, pesticides and other chemicals for environmental cleanup projects.
The Automotive United Trades Organization and California-based Tower Energy Group had argued that the underlying tax is essentially a gas tax, and should be only used for highways and roads as directed the state Constitution's 18th amendment, which dedicates motor fuel tax collections to "highway purposes."
More Northwest Headlines
VA whistleblower exposes problems at Federal Way center Seattle teachers approve labor contract, vote to end strike 7:48 p.m. Expect traffic woes for Chinese president’s visit to Seattle 4:21 p.m. Yakima man who met girls on Facebook pleads guilty to child rape charges Grant might get Sioux Falls nonstop flight to Seattle Bremerton woman dies in Idaho crash Prosecutor: No charges after lawyers’ raucous party in Olalla Pierce County expects to break even after hosting U.S. Open
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.