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 It is an honor to serve the people of Washington state and Whatcom County as your state senator. This is where great ideas are born. In Whatcom County, we are leaders in education, leaders in health care, leaders in environmental protection and leaders in energy production.

I look forward to the great things we can accomplish together.

Every day, I go to work in Olympia inspired by the people of our corner of the state. I grew up in Whatcom County and I call it my home – for me, my kids, my family. Like you, I worry about my children’s schools and I worry about the sort of world they will live in. Working together we can create a better future for your kids and my kids and for generations to come.

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Making our school-construction dollars go further Making our school-construction dollars go further
The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Doug Ericksen’s newsletter Feb. 20. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Bill would exempt school construction from sales tax Rough calculation shows Ferndale project would save $7.5 million Frees up $400 million statewide, reduces tax burden Congratulations to our local school...
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Ericksen on KVI: The ‘New Green Manifesto’ in Olympia Ericksen on KVI: The ‘New Green Manifesto’ in Olympia
In this Feb. 18 interview with KVI-AM talk host John Carlson, Sen. Ericksen describes how the national green agenda is surfacing at the Washington statehouse — and the danger it poses for our democratic institutions. To play audio, click the link below.
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Saving the orca, and doing it right Saving the orca, and doing it right
The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletter, Feb. 12, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Innovative ‘Alaska model’ for hatcheries boosts jobs in Whatcom County Ericksen bill promotes investment in new Puget Sound hatcheries Pilot project would be built in Bellingham Best way...
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Ericksen save-the-whales bill puts emphasis on new salmon hatcheries Ericksen save-the-whales bill puts emphasis on new salmon hatcheries
Promotes public-private investment in new Puget Sound hatcheries Pilot project would be built in Bellingham Best way to ensure adequate feedstock for Puget Sound orcas OLYMPIA – A proposal from state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, would leverage private investment in salmon hatcheries to help restore declining orca populations on Puget...
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Taking a stand for Whatcom County’s dairy industry Taking a stand for Whatcom County’s dairy industry
The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletter, Feb. 5, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Bill would bar non-dairy substitutes from being marketed as “milk” Federal inaction forces states to act Similar law approved in North Carolina These days you might get the...
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Ericksen introduces taxpayer protection plan Ericksen introduces taxpayer protection plan
Puts state government on a budget and returns excess tax dollars to taxpayers Reduces state sales tax Provides tax incentive for Washington taxpayers OLYMPIA – As a gusher of tax money flows into state coffers – a record $5 billion more than the Legislature’s last budget – state Sen. Doug...
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A bold proposal that puts Washington taxpayers first A bold proposal that puts Washington taxpayers first
The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletter, Jan. 29, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Taxpayer protection plan keeps state on right track Puts state government on a budget and returns excess tax dollars to taxpayers Reduces state sales tax Provides tax incentive...
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Only real milk deserves to be called milk, says Ericksen truth-in-labeling measure Only real milk deserves to be called milk, says Ericksen truth-in-labeling measure
*  Bill would bar non-dairy substitutes from being marketed as “milk” *  Federal inaction forces states to act *  Similar law approved in North Carolina OLYMPIA – A bill prohibiting makers of milk-substitute products from calling their products “milk” has been introduced by Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale. Ericksen’s truth-in-labeling legislation...
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