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Cap and tax - a government 'grand heist' of your money

OLYMPIA–Since first taking office in 2013, Gov. Jay Inslee has had little success pushing his carbon reduction schemes. Conservatives have been able to fend off the legislation, citing the extreme expense and harm to the state's economy with little results to show for it. But this year may be different.

With a remote "virtual" session, in which lawmakers aren't next to each other in the same room,...