Politics & Government

January 7, 2015 9:17 AM

Elway Poll shows upbeat electorate, surprising support for cap-trade tax on polluters

The Seattle-based pollster found just 48 percent of Washington voters overall found general tax hikes acceptable, while 49 percent were opposed. But Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to slap a pollution charge on producers of greenhouse emissions showed 71 percent in favor.

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