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Gov. Jay Inslee fielded questions on Reddit Thursday, where it seemed the most pressing issue for the state's citizens, or at least the ones that use Reddit, is the proposed tax on e-cigarettes, which they are firmly against.
There are also some questions about the environment, Bertha the tunnel-digging machines, and favorite pizza toppings.
If you want to check out the discussion, click here.
Climate change is on the agenda Wednesday, when Washington Gov. Jay Insell comes to Spokane to take part in the first of three Climate Legislative Executive Workgroup (CLEW) meetings. The meetings have the goal of promoting carbon reduction and clean energy investment, according to a press release.
The workshop runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Music Building Auditorium, Spokane Falls Community College.
Inslee and several legislators will discuss a number of optins to incentivize changes, including cap and price on carbon pollution, a clean fuels standard, an end to “coal-by-wire” energy from out of state, along with new transportation planning and investments in energy efficiency.
The Spokane hearing will be followed by hearings held in Seattle Oct. 23 and in Olympia on Dec. 6.
The workshops stem from legislation that require Washington state to find recommendations to achieve the state's greenhouse gas emissions limits and greenhouse gas emissions targets.
Governor Jay Inslee will comes to Spokane next week to present the keynote remarks during Greater Spokane Incorporated's State of the Green Economy meeting at The Davenport Hotel.
The event is Oct. 16 (Wednesday), with doors opening at 3 p.m. with the program beginning at 3:30 p.m. A reception will follow from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The governor will be featured with panelists Scott Morris,CEO of Avista; and Ash Awad, VP of Energy and Facility Services at McKinstry.
They'll deal with the general topic of clean technology and job creation.
Hal Calbom, owner of Sustainable Media Group, will moderate the panel.
Tickets for the event are $20 for GSI members and $30 for non-members. The public can register online at the GSI site.