In response to this column, Sen. Rick Olseen writes:
It’s important to note that of this ten-year, $6.6 billion investment in the state’s transportation system, not all of the resources provided are the result of tax increases. For example, it includes a $1.8 billion trunk highway bonding program, $60 million in local road and bridge bonding and dedicates the existing sales tax paid on leased vehicles to transportation funding.
Lover of all tax hikes and vanquisher of "simpleton" right-wing "mouth breathers" everywhere, Mars, from this very blog last week:
It's time to quit borrowing $ and pretending it's NOT a tax increase, fellas.
It looks as though the game of pretend is coming from Mars' side of the aisle.