Stories tagged: carbon tax
Tue., March 26, 2019
Repeated slap-downs by voters haven’t persuaded Gov. Inslee and his allies to end their quest to force Washingtonians to swallow costly new energy policies.
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:56 a.m.
Washington legislators debate what taxes should pay for $17 billion in transortation projects, including I-5 bridge over Columbia
Transportation package gets support for the projects it would fund, opposition for the way it would raise the money.
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
A new carbon tax proposal would raise the price of gasoline 15 cents per gallon at the pump as part of a $17 billion package on transportation and environmental projects.
Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Another ambitious effort to pass a carbon tax in Washington state has faltered as both Gov. Jay Inslee and the bill’s prime sponsor conceded Thursday that there weren’t enough votes …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry urges legislators to approve a carbon tax to reduce pollution and fight climate change.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee calls for action on climate change, money for education and safer workplaces.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes a tax on carbon emissions to raise money for programs to cut pollution.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law
The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz says any carbon tax should be used to reduce carbon pollution, fight wildfires and improve public lands.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
There is a need to fully fund public schools and finally remove the yoke of the McCleary ruling that has dominated discussion in Olympia for far too long.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee talks carbon fees, Democratic gains in elections, net neutrality and presidential aspirations
Inslee discussed his budget plan along with other prominent topics in an interview Friday with The Spokesman-Review.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes spending $950 million from state reserves to speed public school improvements and increases to mental health programs.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Saying there’s a huge opportunity to move forward on climate change, The Nature Conservancy is weighing a potential carbon-tax ballot measure to put before voters as early as next year.
Sat., April 1, 2017
Trump’s beliefs about climate change and carbon emissions and economic impacts are an affront to science.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
In a bit of partisan theater, Senate Republicans vote yes on an estimated $30 billion in taxes that they really don’t support.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
Let’s not pretend that a carbon tax is a panacea for either climate change or too much debt.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Today’s Republican leaders could get behind a carbon tax as insurance, without changing their minds on the science. The carbon tax and dividend would be a “just in case” action …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
A push by a group of senior Republican statesmen for a tax on carbon to help lessen the effects of climate change is already meeting entrenched opposition from within their …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
A group of Republican senior statesmen are pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
The governor’s plan is already being criticized, but remember this: After more than three decades of kicking this can, it’s the first time someone picked it up.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
Initiative 732 proposes a carbon tax and frames it as an economist would: If you want less of something, tax it. So it taxes carbon and lowers the sales tax …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada will impose a tax on carbon emissions starting in 2018 as part of its efforts to meet targets set by the …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Washington voters will decide whether to approve the nation’s first carbon tax in November. Initiative 732 has divided environmentalists and is opposed by business and labor groups.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016
The more taxes we pile on businesses, the more likely we are to see them head east to Idaho or states with far fewer restrictions on carbon emissions.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016
The cost of doing nothing outweighs any cost of implementing I-732. The state’s own estimates
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Washington state adopted a new rule Thursday to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large carbon polluters, including potential impacts on Spokane’s Waste to Energy facility, joining a handful of other …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
An initiative that would create a carbon tax in Washington state is now headed to the November ballot.
Thu., March 3, 2016
The Legislature should put an alternative to I-732 on the ballot to fix an inadvertent flaw.
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016
By establishing a carbon tax and lowering the sales tax, Washington state can be at the forefront of addressing the long-term consequences of climate change.
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015
Revenues would compensate the poor for additional cost, lower corporate taxes.