Governor Inslee wants you in a new (electric) car

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee wants drivers in Washington State to go 'electric,' and he's offering big incentives to get them to do so. The Governor wants to see more electric vehicles on the road, and he's willing to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to make it happen, the Herald of Everett reported.

For one, the Governor wants to let drivers of electric vehicles to travel at no cost on state ferries and in toll lanes. Another incentive: waiving the sales tax on purchases of alternative-fuel vehicles, the paper reported.

Governor Inslee wants to make it cheaper and easier to own an electric vehicle, hoping to boost the number of alternative-fuel vehicles from 10,000 today to 50,000 by 2020.

The Governor's plans have received a mixed reaction from the State Legislature, where there has been more criticism than praise, the Herald reported.