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NEWS: Ericksen-sponsored bills supporting aerospace jobs earn legislative approval The Washington State Legislature today approved two measures that support and promote long-term job growth in Washington state and provide funding and facilities for worker training. Sen. Doug Ericksen, who served on the 777X Legislative Task Force, co-sponsored the measures, which received broad legislative support to secure in-state manufacturing of Boeing’s... Read More...
Senate committee to examine water quality rule-making process On Monday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee will hold a special meeting to brief members and interested parties on the progress that has been made towards determining standards for water quality in Washington state. The Department of Ecology and key stakeholders have been... Read More...
42nd District legislators respond to I-5 bridge collapse Following the collapse of a section of the bridge over the Skagit River on Interstate 5, the 42nd District legislative delegation, including me, Rep. Vincent Buys and Rep. Jason Overstreet, issued the following statement. “Today we give thanks that no deaths or major injuries resulted from the collapse of the... Read More...
My Bellingham Herald op-ed: Taxing recycled fuels hurts environment, economy *This op-ed was originally printed in the Bellingham Herald on April 24. Taxing recycled fuels hurts environment, economy By DOUG ERICKSEN — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD   By supporting a new tax on recycled fuels used in the petroleum-refining process, politicians in Olympia and stakeholders are overlooking serious questions... Read More...
Senate committee to hear testimony from Steve Largent The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, which I serve as chairman of, will have a special meeting tomorrow focusing on how the state can encourage further development of wireless technology. The meeting will feature testimony from Steve Largent, a former Oklahoma congressman and Seattle Seahawk who is a member of the Pro... Read More...
Ericksen bill to assist berry farms in Whatcom County moves forward A bill I brought forward to assist area farmers by ensuring their water-conservation efforts are recognized by the state Department of Ecology was approved by the state Senate and will now move to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 5199 requires DOE to initiate a process to allow berry farmers... Read More...
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