Get it? A green Washington cap? Aha!

Get it? A green Washington cap? Aha!

There’s this funny thing about the legislative process: every bill goes through committee after committee after committee before it actually gets voted on. It’s a good thing, because it means there are lots of eyes on every piece of legislation, and if there’s one thing we know about laws, it’s that they’re at their worst when half-baked.

Unfortunately, there’s an opposite and equal reaction, which is that good bills can get stuck in a committee, and never see the light of day. And that’s exactly what’s going on right now.

The Cap and Invest bill – which you’ve heard about before – is sitting, restless and ready, in the Rules committee, the last stage before it hits a full vote. And you know what? We really want to get it out onto the floor, because once it’s there, it’ll pass. And once it passes, we’ll have the foundation in place to implement a statewide cap and trade system that will increase green technology development, and get the market working on sustainability, not just the moneys.

And here’s what you can do: Call your legislator! It’s easy, breezy, and takes two minutes. Really. Just call the legislative hotline and tell them you support HB 1819/SB 5735, the Cap and Invest bill. The number is 1-800-562-6000. Do that isht, and do it now!


4 Responses to “Capping”

  1. 1 Tobiason
    March 10, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Made the call. And btw, that’s a good looking fitted, even if it is the wrong Washington.

  2. 2 Ther-mix-a-lot
    March 11, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Done and done.

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