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State lawmaker defends bike tax, says bicycling is not good for the environment

EDITOR’S NOTE, May 2015: This story is going viral again, but not everyone realizes the story is old. Please note that it happened in 2013. Thanks! Representative Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama) does not think bicycling is environmentally friendly because … Continue reading

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The bike tax is just a distraction: The real problem is the billions on new highways

When the state Senate Democrats unveiled a transportation package last week, folks were shocked to see a “symbolic” bike tax of up to 5 percent on bike sales in the state. And we all fell for it, posting about why … Continue reading

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Why a statewide bike tax makes no sense

UPDATE: For more, see our post “The bike tax is just a distraction: The real problem is the billions on new highways” State Democrats unveiled a $10 billion revenue package for transportation Wednesday that includes monstrous investments in new highways … Continue reading

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