Democrat Morris: Inslee carbon tax more flash than substance
It’s fair to say Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to introduce a cap-and-trade system that charges industrial polluters for carbon dioxide emissions is supported by Democrats. Our own Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, who represents south Bellingham and south Whatcom County, will be prime sponsor of the legislation once the Senate bill drops.
However, it’s not instructive to say Democrats en masse are behind Inslee on the carbon tax. To find one who’s banging a different beat on his drum, look no further than another 40th District lawmaker, Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon.