A proposal to allow the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to raise highway speed limits to 75 mph will be decided by Gov. Jay Inslee, according to the Spokesman-Review.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, would allow the WSDOT to  raise speed limits 5 miles per hour over the current limit, but only on stretches of highway the department considers safe. The bill passed the state Senate yesterday by a vote of 41 to 7. Last month it passed the House.

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