Taxes

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 budget plan keeps promise not to raise taxes Today the Senate released its 2013-15 operating budget plan. The proposal would make meaningful investments in Washington’s environment and education system without raising taxes. This budget plan keeps the promise made by the Senate’s bipartisan coalition to make investments in our state’s education system while living within our means. The proposal... Read More...
Sen. Ericksen: ‘Inslee’s tax-increase proposal is just plain wrong’ Following the governor’s announcement today that he is proposing new taxes totaling $1.4 billion in the next two years, including tax increases on businesses, oil refineries, beer and bottled-water drinkers and out-of-state shoppers,  Sen. Doug Ericksen, GOP-Ferndale, released this statement: “If you are going to promise not to raise taxes... Read More...
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