WA Legislature Sends Proposed $7,500 Electric Car Rebates To Junkyard
If you were holding off buying an electric car in hopes of getting a generous Washington state rebate on top of the federal incentives, you may be disappointed. Rebates of up to 7,500 dollars as proposed by the governor aren’t gonna happen this year.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee proposed generous rebates for buyers of new and used electric cars to drive down sticker prices to about the same as gas-powered models. But budget writers in the state House and Senate left broad rebates out of their new spending plans, to be voted on in the coming days.
“When you looked at the original proposal, it was really supporting families in Washington that are fairly wealthy, who we see as already ready to purchase EV vehicles,” said Democratic state Rep. Mia Gregerson.
Gregerson says the House majority is willing to fund a limited E-V rebate program for lower-income drivers in neighborhoods with disproportionate air pollution.
Washington Senators say they’re willing to spend tax dollars to build more electric car charging stations. But given that demand for cars currently exceeds supply, the state Senate feels cash on the hood at dealerships isn’t necessary in the short-term.
New guitar composition evokes formation of the Grand Coulee
The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington couldn’t be further away from waterfront property. But at the end of the last ice age, the area was, at times, underwater. Torrential flooding cascaded through the area and created the current landscape, including the Grand Coulee.
Some 15,000 years later, that geological gravitas has inspired a composition for guitars.
Continue Reading New guitar composition evokes formation of the Grand Coulee
For tribes, welcoming salmon to the Upper Columbia is a reminder of ‘lifelong work’
Ira Stevenson preps salmon filets for the salmon bake after a First Salmon ceremony at Chief Joseph dam in north central Washington. (Credit: Courtney Flatt.) Listen (Runtime 4:04) Read The… Continue Reading For tribes, welcoming salmon to the Upper Columbia is a reminder of ‘lifelong work’
Tax credit revamp could mean more affordable housing
Houses under construction in Richland, Washington. More homes are needed in urban and rural areas, said Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell. (Credit: Lauren Paterson / NWPB) Listen (Runtime 00:53) Read The… Continue Reading Tax credit revamp could mean more affordable housing