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When the state Senate approved 11.9 cents in new gas taxes on Monday night, it wasn’t close. The 39-9 roll call vote shows the scattered opposition came mainly from conservatives who tend to oppose taxes, notably Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, Don Benton, R-Vancouver, and Pam Roach, R-Auburn.

“My region is going to suffer because we’re going to overspend for megaprojects in Seattle,” Ericksen argued from the floor Monday night. The plan offers $1.6 billion to finish the $4.5 billion Highway 520 bridge replacement. In addition, lawmakers watered down various proposals that Ericksen supported to limit construction wages, and to slash ferry costs by encouraging out-of-state bidders.

From across the mountains, Brian Dansel, R-Republic, said just about everyone in his district drives a four-wheel drive pickup and can’t afford a big jump in gas taxes. But nearby colleague Mike Baumgartner, R-Spokane, praised the $16.1 billion package because it includes plenty of money for the east side ¬ — including $879 million to finish that city’s north-south freeway.

From the left, Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, stood virtually alone in voting no for environmental reasons, despite an additional 144-car ferry and money for new terminals. Ranker’s rancor flows from the Senate’s language to prevent a low-carbon fuel standard, similar to California and Oregon. Over the weekend, Gov. Jay Inslee accepted Republican-written language, nicknamed the “poison pill,” to cancel $1 billion or so for transit, bicycling and walking projects in the event Inslee imposes carbon reductions by executive order. “We are now the outlier on the West Coast,” Ranker said.

Cyrus Habib, D-Bellevue, blamed global warming for this week’s Wenatchee-area wildfires, and cited Pope Francis’ writings about climate change as a human-rights issue – but Habib voted yes, for the opportunity to finish Highway 520 serving his district, and to put Sound Transit rail extensions onto the 2016 ballot.

Official roll call lists are shown below: