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For second time, Senate Democrats reject $1B property tax cut Ericksen proposal provides full relief from this year’s property-tax spike Dem plan provides only partial relief next year, when crisis has passed State has $2.3B in unexpected collections – more than enough for $1B cut OLYMPIA – For the second time in as many weeks, majority Democrats in the state... Read More...
Republicans propose $1 billion property tax cut Ericksen bill provides $1 billion in property tax relief Democrats’ proposal is an income tax on capital gains Record tax dollars flowing into Olympia should be returned to taxpayers  OLYMPIA – Republicans are proposing a $1 billion property tax cut to provide relief to Washington taxpayers who will see a... Read More...
42nd District lawmakers to host town hall Feb. 17 Forty-second District legislators Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Reps. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, and Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, are holding a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Blaine Senior Center. At the community meeting, attendees can ask questions, and the lawmakers will offer an update on the legislative session. Here are the details: Blaine... Read More...
Public-works budget passes Legislature, funds important Whatcom County projects OLYMPIA – A public-works construction budget that pays for projects in Whatcom County and across the state cleared the Legislature Thursday and is headed to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Big-ticket items include funding for Bellingham-waterfront cleanup that will enable redevelopment along Bellingham Bay, and new buildings... Read More...
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