The December 13, 2006 Seattle Times editorial page reports that:
Last week, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that Sound Transit could continue to collect its car-tabs tax, which had been repealed by a statewide vote of the people. Legally, the court was probably correct, but it was not fair to taxpayers.
The Times goes on to state: "there should be a new law requiring Sound Transit to use the revenue from a repealed tax only to retire bonds to which it had been promised, and not for anything else.
Rob McKenna had the right idea: If a tax is repealed, and it has been pledged to a bond, its revenues should go only to the bond-repayment fund. The Legislature needs to make that the law."