Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, March 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Rain 44° Rain
News >  Spokane

Carbon tax initiative subject of Oct. 20 panel discussion

From staff reports

Washington’s Carbon Tax referendum is the subject of a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Walgreens Auditorium at WSU Spokane, 205 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Speakers will present opposing views of Initiative 732, which would put a carbon emission tax on the sale or use of fossil fuels and fossil fuel-generated electricity.

Initially set at $15 per ton, the tax would rise to $25 per ton after six months and increase annually to a cap of $100 per ton. The initiative proposes to reduce the sales tax rate by 1 percentage point over two years, increase a sales tax exemption for low-income households and reduce manufacturing taxes.

The discussion is sponsored by WSU’s Howard D. and B. Phyllis Hoops Institute of Taxation Research and Policy and Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service.

This story was updated to correct the date of the event.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.