Op-Ed: Replace Washington State gas tax by inflating tire prices

While the state of Washington ponders how to make the switch from a declining gas tax to a more stable miles-traveled tax, it is faced with a fair amount of pushback from people who don’t want their cars tracked by a state-mandated device.

The state’s budding response has been to find a maximum annual tax to assign to the resistors who don’t want the vehicle tracking device that would assess the proposed 2.4-cents per mile tax to fund work on state highways.