An initiative that would impose a new tax on carbon emissions while also cutting the state's sales tax appears to be headed to the Legislature in January. Continue reading Carbon tax initiative has enough signatures to head to Legislature
Budget writers met this week for two days of budget "briefings," but have yet to resolve more than 1,000 differences between the budgets passed by the Democrat-controlled House and the Republican majority Senate, according to Democratic legislative leaders. Continue reading Special session update: Budget briefings, cap-and-trade proposal forthcoming
Lawmakers considered a bill Monday that would extend the state's sales tax break on electric vehicles — but only for cars that cost up to $35,000. Several people testified in support the tax break, but had concerns about proposed price cap. Continue reading Lawmakers consider extending electric vehicle tax break for cars $35,000 or less
A Republican legislator is backing a plan that would teach middle and high school students about nuclear power, with the goal of funneling more young people into high-paying nuclear energy jobs. But critics of the measure say schools shouldn't single out a source of energy above others without also discussing potential negative health impacts. Continue reading Nuclear energy education program proposed for students in grades 8-12
State Democratic leaders on Thursday responded to the rollout of a new proposal to address climate change and reduce statewide carbon emissions. Continue reading Senate, House Democratic leaders respond to MCC energy proposal
Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, announced plans on Wednesday to introduce a series of bills that create incentives for energy conservation -- including offering alternatives to a voter-approved initiative that requires public utilities to boost the amount of energy obtained from renewable resources. Continue reading Senate bills offer incentives, alternatives to clean energy requirements
Eight months after the deadly Oso mudslide, people living in the community are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and struggling to move forward. Continue reading Community struggling with PTSD, economic recovery in the wake of Oso mudslide
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