"Democrat" Sheldon Rejects Gas Tax Idea

The state needs more money to pay for road and bridge repairs, and now there's a proposal to boost the gas tax by 10 cents a gallon.

Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, said transportation leaders need to understand multimodal strategies but also have to be sensitive to the transportation needs outside of metropolitan areas. He said transportation in many communities still primarily involves roads.

"There's no other way that we in rural areas get to work," Sheldon said. "We're still a state of asphalt and cement and that's going to take some sensitivity to the needs of people outside of the areas that public transportation won't serve."

Joining us earlier on the KOMO Newsline was State Senator Tim Sheldon.