DALLAS - Motorists in Washington State saw a drop in the price of gasoline as the state raised its fuel tax on Aug. 1 to help fund a 16-year, $16 billion transportation plan that will be supported by $3.5 billion of state general obligation bonds.

The price at the pump fell 2 cents per gallon between July 31 to Aug. 6, despite the increase of 7 cents in Washington State's 37.5 cent per gallon tax on gasoline and diesel, the AAA said in its nationwide report on gasoline prices.

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