State lawmakers’ battle to lower car tab fees is ‘complicated’
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- With a little over two weeks left before the end of the regular legislative session, the pressure is on for state lawmakers to lower the cost of car tabs. “Rightly so, voters, taxpayers are outraged,” said state Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place. Both Republicans and Democrats are getting an earful from constituents angry over dramatic car tab increases to pay for light rail expansion.