* Calculator update: An early test version of the carbon tax swap calculator has gone out to those of you who were kind enough to help with early drafts…. so extra thanks to those folks (if you mistakenly got left off that list please let me know) and everyone else please stay tuned for a wider launch in a week or two!
* Readings: Here’s a fine article in the Washington State Wire about our campaign kick-off event last month. Also potentially worthy of a few minutes are the materials from yesterday’s meeting of the governor’s CERT task-force, especially the economic modeling presentation. CarbonWA’s Alex Lenferna was at the CERT meeting and his brief summary is that they “looked over modelling of a carbon tax with a somewhat similar structure to ours, and that it came out quite strong on greenhouse gas emission reductions, and about the same as the baseline on employment and income.” (Crosscut’s spin is a bit different.) And, for some reading at the national level, there’s “Time to Tax Carbon” in the Harvard alumni magazine.