This week and probably next, Gov. Inslee is staging a series of press conferences and laying out his plans, what he wants to try to do, with the budget when it comes to education, climate change, and yesterday is was his equity spending.

Tuesday, it's climate change's turn. Inslee's office released the following information:

"Gov. Jay Inslee will address the media today via streaming video and telephone to announce his climate policy proposals as part of his 2021-2023 budget proposal. 

The governor will be joined by:

  • Chairman Leonard Forsman, Squamish Tribe 
  • Sen. Rebecca Saldaña
  • Sen. Reuven Carlyle 
  • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon
  • Kent Hartwig, director, corporate affairs, Renewable Energy Group
  • Mark Riker, executive secretary, Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council "

Of those joining him in the conference, the only one who is from the world of business or actual 'real world' economic structure would be Riker. The rest are special interest groups or extremely liberal West side legislators, based upon their previous voting records.

During the previous legislative session (2020) Inslee failed to get his carbon tax, which could have raised the price of a gallon of gas anywhere from $.25 to $1.00 per gallon. We will see what happens in January.