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Supreme Court’s two-thirds tax threshold ruling presents opportunity to let voters ‘cement their will in the constitution’ This morning I released the following statement regarding a ruling from the state’s Supreme Court that the two-thirds tax approval threshold, approved by Washington voters five times, is unconstitutional: “The people of Washington state have expressed their desire for a higher bar for tax hikes many times, most recently in overwhelming... Read More...
Blueprint for a Better Washington series Over the 2012 legislative interim, I took a look at some of the major issues facing our state and outlined what I see as positive solutions to move us forward by focusing on the cost and quality of the services being provided, rather than the method by which they’re provided. 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...