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By Garth Meyer
The Gazette 

County commissioners mull state legislative issues

New gas tax and new carbon tax coming soon


March 25, 2021

COLFAX — New gas tax, mental health hotline, regional health districts, shifting litter control funds, and a carbon tax were disused by the Whitman County commissioners.

The commissioners took in the latest report from its lobbyist for the state legislature, Zak Kennedy on Monday morning.

“We just finished signing documents and we’re ready for some bright and sunny news from Olympia,” said Chairman Art Swannack.

“Can I call you back next year?” Kennedy said.

His report began and Kennedy talked about a proposed new gas tax, suggesting it could lead to $4-$5 per gallon gas prices....

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