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By Josh Kelety
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Governor rolls out carbon tax proposal and Republicans balk


Governor Jay Inslee rolled out his most recent proposal to tax carbon emissions across the state of Washington.

The proposal he unveiled on Tuesday is sweeping: emissions generated by power plants and transportation fuels — with the exception of airplane jet fuel — would be taxed at $20 per ton, starting July 1, 2019. With annual increases of roughly 3 percent plus inflation, the governor’s office estimates that the proposal would generate roughly $3.3 billion over the next four years.

The revenues from the tax would be channeled into a variety of funds to be invested in clean energy...

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