Politics & Government

December 17, 2014 12:19 PM

Gov. Inslee proposes a carbon-pollution cap and trade system to raise $1 billion a year

The governor’s plan was quickly dubbed an “energy tax” by a skeptical Republican state Sen. Doug Ericksen. Inslee would put $380 million into K-12 schools, $400 million into transportation, and other money into programs helping low-income people and energy intensive industries adapt to higher fuel costs.

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