From the Capital Press
A carbon tax bill in the Washington Senate seeks to shelter farmers from higher fuel costs and calls for investing in rural economies with electric vehicles, public transit and a faster internet to encourage telecommuting.
Farm groups and rural Republican legislators, however, have not warmed to the bill.
Farm groups say they’re worried about increasing off-farm transportation costs, while rural lawmakers say the tax will penalize their constituents who drive long distances to work. Read the rest of the story here.