January 2016

Hello carbon tax friends: This week we’ve got fiscal and legislative news… and pencil in and RSVP for a Lobby Day for Tuesday Feb 23!

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January 28, 2016

Media Statement in Response to the Office of Financial Management (OFM) Fiscal Note on I-732

The following statement was issued by I-732 Campaign Founder and Co-chair Yoram Bauman:

“It is always difficult to get two economists to agree on tax policy. We believe the Office of Financial Management is wrong and here is why: The analysis understates the carbon tax revenue and double counts the working families rebate.  (more…)

Whether caught in the middle of warring parties in Latin America, or trying to forge peace between disparate factions of Washington’s environmental community, Joe Ryan is accustomed to schismatic political issues. What is truly remarkable is that he neither backs down from his principles nor villainizes his opponents.  And, he has some candid perspectives on the environmental movement in Washington State and the importance of 2016.

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PRESS RELEASE

Climate Change Initiative 732 Certified by Secretary of State

With over 363,000 signatures submitted, I-732 demonstrates broad support for policy that will reduce carbon emissions while providing much-needed tax reform

SEATTLE, January 25, 2016 — Washington’s Secretary of State has certified Initiative 732, a bipartisan proposal that will reduce carbon emissions in Washington State without hurting economic growth. Carbon Washington, the grassroots organization behind I-732, submitted more than 363,000 signatures from citizens around the state.

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PRESS RELEASE

SEATTLE, January 25, 2016 — Washington’s Secretary of State has certified Initiative 732, a bipartisan proposal that will reduce carbon emissions in Washington State without hurting economic growth. Carbon Washington, the grassroots organization behind I-732, submitted more than 363,000 signatures from citizens around the state.

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Hello carbon tax friends: This week we’ve got official confirmation that I-732 has qualified (!), a final 250 Club update, the unveiling of our new website (yeson732.org), and a great editorial on carbon pricing in the NY Times.  (more…)

From Bloomberg View: In 2016, voters in Washington will get the chance to enact the first state carbon tax. To make sure they provide a good example for the other 49, they should adopt the smartest policy with the broadest bipartisan appeal: a revenue-neutral tax.

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Write to the senator and two representatives from your own legislative district. Mail your letter to Carbon Washington at PO Box 85565, Seattle WA 98145 (or via email Kyle@carbonwa.org). We will make sure your letters get delivered to Olympia in a timely way.

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Hello carbon tax friends: The legislative session has started and we’re delighted to share an update on that front, plus the latest on revenue-neutrality and more terrific media hits. And if you haven’t already done so please write your legislators… and if you have already written them then don’t hesitate to contact them again to make sure they’re in the loop on recent developments!

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The additional signatures send Initiative 732 to the state legislature

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