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Washington rejects carbon tax, but backers are undeterred

Washington’s carbon tax initiative was billed as a bipartisan approach to curbing carbon emissions. But voters in this progressive state roundly rejected the measure that drew opposition from the fossil …


Most Washington voters supporting a minimum wage hike, court review of gun ownership for dangerous individuals

A majority of ballots voted Tuesday were in favor of a measure to stair-step increases to the minimum wage in Washington state, as well as a measure that would allow …


A reluctant no on Initiative 732

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 …


Nation’s first carbon tax on the ballot in Washington

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.


John Covert: Time to take bold climate action with Initiative 732

The cost of doing nothing outweighs any cost of implementing I-732. The state’s own estimates


Dan Wilson and Kyle England: Initiative 732’s carbon tax hurts families, small businesses

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.


Carbon tax initiative subject of Oct. 20 panel discussion

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


Washington limits greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters

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 …


Carbon tax initiative goes to November ballot in Washington

An initiative that would create a carbon tax in Washington state is now headed to the November ballot.


Editorial: Editorial Roundup: Carbon pricing becomes scrambled

The Legislature should put an alternative to I-732 on the ballot to fix an inadvertent flaw.


Ed Mahlum and Joe Ryan: Carbon tax is best climate change solution

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.