The following Press Release was sent out by House Speaker Scott Bedke, a Republican candidate for Lt. Governor. Note: Press Releases sent out by candidates do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
Boise, IDAHO – If the Democrats in Washington, D.C. weren’t trying to tax us enough, their allies in the Washington State Legislature are trying to pick up the slack. Case in point, a proposed “export fuel tax.”
Right now, the fuel we put in our vehicles is produced and refined outside of Idaho. It’s then transported to Idaho by trucks, trains, barges, or pipelines. In several situations, fuel bound for Idaho passes through Washington.
So, what does this mean? Washington state lawmakers want to raise gas prices, at six cents a gallon, in attempt to strongarm Idaho to support their “climate activities.” Not to mention, the state would also gain $2 BILLION dollars over the next 16 years. When Bidenflation is hitting hard, state of Washington liberals want Idahoans to foot the bill to fix their crumbling infrastructure and pay for their progressive tax-and-spend policies.
In response, the Idaho State Legislature has drafted a Joint-Memorial to let the state of Washington know that CONSERVATIVE policies are the best way to counteract bad liberal government…not taxing people outside of their jurisdiction.
“Liberals have been coming after Idaho for years and I’ve fought them every step of the way, both as a rancher and Speaker of the House,” said Lt. Governor candidate Scott Bedke. “As your next Lt. Governor, you have my promise to keep up the fight, because I will always defend Idaho’s conservative values.”
LINK to Joint-Memorial:
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