Tri-Cities looking for funding from state for road projects

Tri-Cities looking for funding from state for road projects
TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- The Tri-Cities doesn't get the same return that it puts into the gas tax.

Leaders from all three cities are meeting tonight to discuss how to pay for road projects. Right now the Tri-Cities gets about 60-cents back for every dollar it commits in the gas tax. They're worried money won't be there to pay for projects like the Lewis Street overpass and the Red Mountain Interchange.

Reporter: "For people worried about that money coming back to the local cities, what do you say to them?"

Inslee: "Well we just need to make sure our local legislators get in there and fight for their area and make sure in this package, that in fact, we've got appropriate projects in the package. but we have to have the package first," the Governor says.

City managers and mayors are held a public meeting on Thursday evening at CBC.