9/23/2016 Would you be willing to pay new taxes for a cleaner, greener Washington? Voters will decide this fall whether to support Initiative 732, which aims to combat climate change through a new carbon-emissions tax. How will the ballot measure work and what will you pay? Why are several prominent business, labor and even environmental groups speaking out against I-732? The clean-energy debate is about to get a little messy.
9/16/2016 Washington state legislators Pramila Jayapal and Brady Piñero Walkinshaw are popular Seattle progressives who are vying to replace veteran U.S. Congressman Jim McDermott. What are their priorities? How do they differ? Which of these rising political stars will voters send to the other Washington?
9/9/2016 Inside Politics features a debate on the Carbon Tax Initiative on the ballot this November, I-732, modeled after a policy in British Columbia. Supporters are selling it a carbon tax, tax swap proposal with bi-partisan support. But, it’s an initiative that’s left progressive, labor and environmental divided.
7/28/2016 Hundreds of citizens obtained the necessary signatures to put I-732 on the November ballot. While environmental groups are on board with the goals of the initiative some question the method and the cost. Speakers Yoram Bauman, economist and author of I-732 and Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council explain the initiative and debate the pros and cons of this approach.
The Seattle Times Editorial Board interviews proponents and opponents of Initiative 732 (concerns carbon emmission tax).