The legislative session ends on April 25. On April 8 three new bills were introduced to increase revenue for "transportation funding" Senator Hobbs introduced the bills...5481Authorizing bonds for transportation funding. ,5482 Concerning additive transportation funding and appropriations 5483 Concerning transportation funding. The three bills increase and create taxes, raises taxes, and creates a new Road Uses Charge(RUC) tax.
Even though the bills were just introduced on April 8, the complicated three bills received a public hearing on April 12, with Senator Hobbs allowing only one minute for public testimony per person for all three bills at once. Bottom line, public comment has little value, but the public pocketbook is critical. Watch the public hearing here.