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Brief: Orcutt Says Inslee ‘Jumping the Gun’ on Special Session

Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 3:08 pm

In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s comments about the possibility for another special session in November to pass a gas-tax increase, Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, a ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, said he believes the governor is “jumping the gun.”

“Calling a special session in November of this year, or any other month in 2013, would negate the vital information coming from a study currently being conducted to determine why similar transportation projects in Washington state cost up to two-and-a-half times as much as other states,” Orcutt said in a news release. “The difference between addressing our transportation issues in November during a special session that costs taxpayers more money, or January, when the Legislature is scheduled to be in session, is negligible.”

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