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Senate panel votes out oil-train safety bill OLYMPIA… An oil-train measure that aims to boost safety without jumping the rails was approved Jan. 27 by the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee. Senate Bill 5057, sponsored by state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale leverages funding, training and equipment for first responders. Changes adopted by the committee expand state authority to... Read More...
Baumgartner, Ericksen bill would end Bertha, Seattle tunnel project OLYMPIA… It’s time to pull the plug on Bertha, the tunnel boring machine that has been stuck under downtown Seattle for more than a year without budging, say Sens. Michael Baumgartner and Doug Ericksen. The Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Jan. 26 that would stop all spending on the Seattle... Read More...
Senators call for workers’ comp and environmental regulatory reforms to make Washington more attractive to Boeing and all employers In the wake of the machinists’ union’s rejection of Boeing’s contract offer, Sens. Doug Ericksen and Janéa Holmquist Newbry are calling for action to create a more business-friendly environment in Washington. “I was very disappointed that the machinists rejected Boeing’s offer, putting in jeopardy the tens of thousands of jobs... Read More...
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...
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