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The Carbon Tax Ballot Measure, I-732

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October 13, 2016 - 8:05 am

Washington State Initiative Measure 732 would establish a state-wide tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change. Revenue raised from that tax would then pay for a reduced state sales tax, a rebate for low-income working households, and the effective elimination of a manufacturing tax.

The initiative was brought about by the group Carbon Washington. There has been some push-back from environmental justice groups and most environmental organizations are taking a neutral stance on the issue. Find out why.

KBCS Guest Producer Gyasi Ross spoke with Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Executive Director, Tony Lee (also with Front and Centered) and Carbon Washington spokesperson Aaron Tam.