December 2013

Hello carbon tax friends: Our vision in this campaign is to find common ground that can bring the left and the right together on a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would improve the environment and the economy in Washington State. We are still firmly committed to that vision, but it has become clear to us that we will not be able to put this on the ballot in November 2014, so we have decided to step back from that target and re-evaluate. more

Here’s a Word doc, with full text below. Many thanks for legal help to Bill Appel and to David Petteys, a member of the Washington State Bar Association Taxation Section. (The standard disclaimer applies: David’s participation does not necessarily represent the views of, nor any endorsement by, the WSBA Taxation Section. WSBA rules generally preclude the Section from taking a position with respect to the substance or merits of tax policy legislation.) more