Tag Archives: Cap and Tax

VIDEO: Sen. Mark Schoesler Legislative Update

By tracyellis | Published on February 10, 2023

Sen. Mark Schoesler discusses efforts to address the issue of police pursuits amid increasing vehicle thefts in the state. He also talks about the need for the Department of Ecology to implement the “farm diesel” exemption for agriculture from the “cap-and-tax” program passed by the Legislature in 2021.

Senate Republicans concerned about Democrat cap and tax, high cost fuel standard bills

By tracyellis | Published on April 09, 2021

Senate Republicans are worried that cap and tax and high cost fuel standard bills passed by majority Democrats in the Senate will raise gas prices and hurt citizens.

The views expressed by individual members are not necessarily those of the entire caucus.


VIDEO: Republicans concerned cap and tax, high cost fuel standard bills will raise gas prices, hurt citizens

By tracyellis | Published on 

Republicans worry the carbon cap and tax bill that passed out of the state Senate will hurt citizens and small businesses.

Senate Democrats got the legislation across the finish line.

The bill passed out of the Senate with no Republican support and now heads to the House.

Republicans fear a high cost fuel standard will increase the cost of gas.

A bill that has now passed in the state House and Senate directs the Department of Ecology to establish a clean fuels program.

Republicans say it’s expensive and does little to improve air quality.

The measure now heads back to the House.



AUDIO: Schoesler says agricultural groups oppose ‘cap-and-tax’ bill, contrary to claims by Democrat senator

By tracyellis | Published on March 31, 2021

Say what?

A Democrat chair of a state Senate committee says farmers support cap-and-tax legislation.

Tracy Ellis tells us a farmer, who’s also a state Senator says, no, no they don’t.

SRC On Air: Sen. Brad Hawkins on KPQ Radio in Wenatchee

By tracyellis | Published on March 25, 2021

Sen. Brad Hawkins talks to Kevin Rounce and Kalie Drago on the KPQ Morning Report about budgets, felon voting rights, the State Supreme Court Blake decision decriminalizing drug possession and cap and tax legislation.