Lee Newgent – I-1631 Would Hurt Working Families

Lifelong advocate for working families and former Executive Director of the Washington State Building Construction Trades Council Lee Newgent speaks out against I-1631’s new, regressive energy tax. 1631 would increase the costs Washington families pay for gasoline, electricity, natural gas, and heating fuel. According to independent studies, under 1631 Washington households would pay on average $440 more per year right away, and automatic increases in the measure would cause increases to soar to $990 per year within 15 years. These costs would increase every year, indefinitely, especially hurting families who can least afford it.