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Pike named to House Transportation Committee

September 26, 2013 J

With about a year of legislative experience under her belt, state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, has been named to the House Transportation Committee, she said this week. As she announced the news, she also included some harsh words for light rail supporters.

Her appointment comes as legislators tour the state, gearing up for the debate over a transportation package that would pay for Washington’s most pressing transportation needs. This year, a transportation package that would have raised the gas tax by 10-and-a-half cents per gallon failed.

“Most Washington citizens have told me they’re already paying enough at the gas pumps,” Pike said in a statement. “Let’s quit dinging motorists at the pumps for more money when they’re not getting the best mileage for the dollars they pay to the state right now.”

Pike also said any new transportation package needs to favor road improvements over transit, such as light rail and buses.

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