Initiative 732 would impose a tax of $15 per metric ton of carbon dioxide starting in July 2017, and increase the tax to $25 per metric ton starting in July 2018.
After state party leader Susan Hutchison seemed to rationalize the Trump audiotapes by saying he was a Democrat when the remarks were made, one of the GOP’s statewide candidates denounced Hutchison’s remarks. A former spokesman for the state party said she was “an embarrassment.” And a conservative talk-radio host called on her to resign.
Opioid overdoses killed an average of two people a day in Washington in 2015, part of an epidemic that has swept the nation in recent years, with, in many cases, pain-pill addiction segueing into heroin addiction.
Earlier this year officials found more than 200 tents in the encampment, which stretched under and near Interstate 5 from Georgetown to Interstate 90. The city estimates there are 42 people remaining, after ongoing efforts to move residents out
Both Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal say they will be strong advocates for K-12 education in what could be a bruising debate over how to end the unconstitutional reliance on local school district levies to help pay school-employee salaries.