State DOT: we’re massively incompetent, would you please give us a raise?
State Department of Transportation to taxpayers: we’re massively incompetent, would you please give us a raise?
Big bill and big delay to fix new 520 pontoons, SEATTLE TIMES, July 31, 2013: Fixing, sealing and strengthening Highway 520 bridge pontoons has cost at least $81.1 million, with more expenses ahead, the state has revealed. That work, the result of a state design team’s engineering error, has also delayed opening the bridge by at least a year. More here: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021503081_pontoonscostsxml.html
Can you believe that Governor Inslee and the Democrats pushed hard this year to raise transportation taxes over $10 billion? Giving our state government more taxes is like putting more water into a leaky bucket. They’ll never fix the hole if raising taxes is easier.
We’re moving full steam ahead on our new initiative: LET THE VOTERS DECIDE ON A 2/3-FOR-TAXES CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Our measure ensures permanent protection from Olympia’s propensity to raise taxes.