State officials say Tim Eyman’s latest initiative, to require the Legislature to approve tolls instead of the state Transportation Commission, would undermine long-term efforts to find an alternative to gas taxes to help finance highway construction.

Eyman, on the other hand, says Initiative 1125 would make lawmakers more accountable for raising and spending billions of dollars in tolls, and would make tolling fairer.

The Seattle Times has more details. Tolling hasn’t been an issue around here in recent years because they didn’t really work in the past (folks around here went out of their way to go around the Maple Street Bridge for instance, rather than pay 25 cents to use it)but do you have any thoughts?

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