Gov. Jay Inslee announced the release of a proclamation related to provisions restricting tribes’ use of fuel tax refunds to highway and transportation-related purposes.
“Tribes in Washington are a significant contributor to the economic vitality of the state, and this action provides tribal governments needed flexibility to provide increased COVID-19 response and recovery for their members and surrounding communities,” Inslee said.
Tribal Fuel Tax Refund Restrictions –20-56
This proclamation waives and suspends any and all provisions in agreements between the governor of the State of Washington and an Indian Tribe or Tribes restricting the use of fuel tax refund monies to highway- or transportation-related purposes. The proclamation is effective immediately, and will expire at 11:59 PM on June 27, 2020.