Archive for January 24th, 2011

January 24, 2011

Olympia Wants Fees Added Onto Electric Car Registration

by lewwaters

The expected craze over electric cars has some Democrats in Olympia concerned that should people begin buying and driving them en masse, the state will be losing some revenue that is currently collected from drivers of cars powered by internal combustion engines.

They have already experienced a loss of revenue from the economic downturn, what with people driving less and that cars are more fuel efficient today than they have ever been, but should people begin going to the electric car the state would receive no gas tax revenue from drivers who purchase electric vehicles.

To make up for the estimated loss, Senator Mary Margaret Haugen, Democrat from Camano Island has introduced SB 5251, “AN ACT Relating to electric vehicle license fees.”

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January 24, 2011

Kirby Wilbur’s Winning Speech

by lewwaters

As we know, Kirby Wilbur replaced Luke Esser as chair of the Washington State Republican Party this weekend. While Esser did accomplish some equitable changes for the WSRP, the voters just never got behind Republican candidates as they should have, given their log time support of conservative issues on the ballots. Focusing on this, former radio talk show host Kirby Wilbur won the chair, giving hope to Washingtonians that now maybe people will feel included and not shut out by the Bellevue Mafia that has held a stranglehold on the party for so long.

I hope Kirby watches his back.

With that, thanks to Washington State Wire, here is Kirby Wilbur’s full speech given Saturday in Tukwila:

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