The building and construction trades, which includes Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Painters, Flooring Installers, Electricians, Plumbers, and other related vocations, will see an increase in new business and new jobs as a result of passing Initiative 732. This is because reductions in the state sales tax realized by this sector will far exceed new energy costs from a carbon tax. The tax swap proposed by I-732 reduces the state sales tax one full percentage point, effectively lowering the cost for new construction and renovation projects in Washington State, while boosting demand. (more…)
Click here for tickets to see Cliff Mass!Wednesday, Sept. 28 — 6 to 8:30 p.m.
6 p.m. VIP Wine and Cheese Reception – $100 (Early-Bird Pricing)
7:30 p.m. Presentation by Cliff Mass – $20
All proceeds help pass I-732: The Climate Change Initiative
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NEW! Read Cliff’s latest blog post about Initiative 732.
Thanks to the large group of I-732 supporters who regularly send letters to editors in all parts of Washington. Here are excerpts from several recently published letters:
Every news cycle seems to illustrate there isn’t time to lose. Why not finally get pro-active about climate change? Grab the chance to show the rest of the country how it’s done: this November, help to finally establish a progressive state tax on greenhouse gas emissions (while cutting our regressive sales tax at the same time!). For the sake of our kids, vote “Yes!” on I-732. — Bruce Bonifaci, Poulsbo (Kitsap Sun)
KING-TV’s Natalie Brand and Alison Morrow hosted a debate this past weekend on Initiative 732. Kyle Murphy, co-director of the Yes on 732 campaign, spoke in favor; Ellicott Dandy of OneAmerica spoke against the measure. Among the issues covered in the debate: how effectively the initiative will reduce carbon emissions, the provisions that will help protect low-income families, and the urgency of taking climate action now.
Watch the debate on KING5.com.