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Letter: Bridge users should pay fair share

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Per The Columbian update on legislative priorities, Rep. Brandon Vick “has put the I-5 bridge replacement in his list and especially getting federal dollars allocated to the project so that tolling won’t be necessary” (“Washington lawmakers discuss top priorities for 60-day legislative session starting Monday,” The Columbian, Jan. 9).

What’s fairer than us paying tolls for the bridge we use routinely? Here are a few ways Clark County residents are avoiding paying taxes that rely on our I-5 Bridge: registering their cars in Oregon to avoid Washington taxes, shopping in Oregon to avoid Washington sales tax, and balking at paying a toll to cross the bridge. I and my family are happy to pay our share to live in this beautiful state.

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