Budget

Ericksen TV: A better transportation system In this edition of my weekly video update, I look at the transportation proposal being brought forward by Democrats in the House of Representatives, which relies on $10 billion in new gas taxes. Before we talk about tax increases, we need to address the unnecessary cost-drivers of transportation projects. Watch the video by... Read More...
My Bellingham Herald op-ed: New Energy in the state Senate This op-ed appeared in the Bellingham Herald on Tuesday, January 22. You can read the piece on the Herald’s website by clicking here. New Energy in the state Senate By Senator Doug Ericksen The opening days of a legislative session regularly feature ceremony and tradition, but this week something truly historic... Read More...
Ericksen TV: Constitutional Amendments for a Better Budget This week, Senator Ericksen’s video update focuses on two constitutional amendments aimed at improving our state budgeting process. One requires a four-year balanced budget and the other prohibits a state income tax. Also discussed is the agenda for the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, which the Senator chairs. You can... Read More...
Four steps to a better budget On Jan. 14 the Washington State Legislature will go to work. But who will they be working for and how will we judge success? What should the goals be and how should we set priorities? In order to move our state forward, we need solid leadership based on a real... Read More...
Senator Ericksen’s Blueprint – The “big three” issues for business In this week’s Blueprint for a Bettter Washington, Senator Ericksen outlines solutions for the “big three” issues facing businesses in Washington State – unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation and regulatory reform. He lays out how simple reforms in the three areas could lead to more jobs and a healthier economic outlook... Read More...
Welcome to Senator Ericksen’s Blueprint for a Better Washington Senator Ericksen provides an introduction to his forthcoming Blueprint for a Better Washington series. The series will provide the framework for positive change in Olympia, with each message outlining a solution in issue areas like transportation, job creation and taxes, to name a few. Ericksen_Blueprint_Intro. Read More...
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