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Gov. Inslee announcing environmental priorities, proposes more clean energy jobs

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SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee is announcing his proposals Wednesday for reducing carbon pollution and creating clean energy jobs in Washington.

Some of that was part of his proposal Tuesday for a carbon pollution tax that would collect $400 million a year from the state’s worst polluters to help fund transportation projects.

Inslee is making a series of announcements this week on his goals for the session of the Legislature that begins next month in Olympia.

On Thursday, the governor will release his entire budget, including revenue enhancements.

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2 comments

  • Don Charles Steinke

    The courts have ruled we must spend more money on schools and the voters passed a bill to reduce class size.
    The 2008 legislature mandated we reduce carbon pollution to 1990 levels by 2020.
    Instead of taxing people directly to raise revenue, this plan taxes the polluters. I drive a fuel efficient car, and dry my clothes on a wooden clothes rack, so the tax won’t affect me very much.