Tax spurs price jump at Washington pumps
OLYMPIA — The price of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers may see slightly higher prices at the pump as the state's gas tax makes the first of a two-step increase. The state gas tax increased by 7 cents a gallon Saturday, bringing total state gas taxes up to 44.5 cents a gallon. Adding in the federal gas tax of 18.4 cents, total gas taxes in Washington are now 62.9 cents a gallon.