King says public must be consulted before new taxes are proposed

 I don’t see how any transportation revenue package can move forward without either the support of two-thirds of the House and Senate – which I don’t think is possible – or a public vote.

Any transportation proposal will be a burden on our citizens and I believe they need to make the ultimate decision on how these projects are funded. As revenue proposals are brought forth, it is also our responsibility to look at reforms to make our transportation system more effective, efficient and less costly.

“I remain committed to working in a bipartisan fashion and gathering input from all sides, and we’ve already done a lot of good work. But there’s a lot more work ahead of us before the 2013 session is over and we need to continue making progress toward reforms.”