Hotel-Motel Ferry Bill Gets Hearing Today

A bill that would tap King County’s hotel-motel tax to build car ferries is getting a public hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee today (Tuesday) at 3:30 p.m. With all the competition for that money for  the convention center, Key Arena and Husky Stadium, I didn’t think the committee would take time to hear it. Chairwoman Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, evidently sees enough in it to take a closer look.

Here’s a story I wrote about the bill when Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-San Juan Island, introduced it a couple weeks ago. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, is one of six senators signed on.