Olympia Legislative Report, January 18, 2013

Washington Clean Tech Alliance Weekly Report

Prepared by:  Boswell Consulting | Friday, January 18, 2013

Governor Inslee was sworn in and inaugurated on Wednesday and has given clear indications that he will be focusing on innovation tools and policies in the coming months of session.  What exactly those policies are is still unclear; however, he has indicated a desire to create some kind of trading mechanism for research and development tax credits for start ups.  He has also indicated a desire for incentives in the area of renewable energy development.  It is expected that they will be met with skepticism in the Senate.  We expect several pieces of legislative policy to be introduced in the coming weeks, designed to help spur what Governor Inslee calls “the innovation economy.”

Full report including bill tracking can be found here.