Proposition 1 up in Puget Sound, with $30B in transit funding and $16B in lane-miles for roads, went down Tuesday. There seem to be a variety of theories on why:
- Voters were just saying “NO” to new taxes.
- Voters wanted to pick and choose projects, rather than buy into a bundle.
- Perhaps most intriguing, the Daily Score suggests that voters wanted an accounting of climate change impacts of the investments, and cites a number of ‘no’ recommendations from environmental and progressive organizations.