Monthly Archives: August 2005

Washington’s Gas Tax in Historical Perspective

An Inclusive Economy Progressive Tax Reform

Report | Marilyn Watkins | August 1, 2005

In 2005 the Washington state legislature approved an increase in gasoline and other transportation taxes to fund $8.5 billion in transportation improvements over the next 16 years. On July 1, 2005, the gas tax went up 3 cents per gallon to 31 cents. The tax is scheduled to rise in increments through 2008 to a

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