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Ericksen blasts poorly-advertised commission hearing on men-in-women’s-showers rule — Human Rights Commission schedules oddly-timed Thursday-night hearing on issue — Petitioners seek to repeal rule opening bathrooms, showers to all — Inconvenient, poorly publicized hearing makes letters, emails important OLYMPIA – State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, says the state Human Rights Commission is holding another poorly-publicized, oddly-timed public meeting... Read More...
Time for compromise on carbon and clean energy The following message was sent to subscribers of Sen. Doug Ericksen’s email list March 8, 2016. To subscribe to the list, click here. By Sen. Doug Ericksen Word count: 573 Washington often beats itself up on environmental issues, and it shouldn’t. We are the cleanest state in the country when... Read More...
Ericksen proposes compromise on carbon, clean energy — ‘Working Families Protection Clause’ strikes balance — Inslee carbon cap offers no environmental gain, threatens manufacturers, jobs — Manufacturing is vital to Washington economy OLYMPIA – In a message to his email list, Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, suggests compromise is possible with Gov. Jay Inslee on carbon and clean... Read More...
Senate budget puts emphasis on environmental cleanups, Ericksen says — Millions redirected to environmental cleanups — Reduces pressure for tax increases — Forces healthy reexamination of budgeting practices OLYMPIA – The budget plan released Wednesday by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus makes environmental cleanup a top priority, observes state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, chair of the Senate Energy, Environment... Read More...
Ericksen bill promotes Washington’s clean-energy advantage — Creates clean-energy task force — Will promote and enhance Washington’s clean-energy economy — Pitch for manufacturers: Build here and reduce your carbon footprint OLYMPIA – Washington’s big advantages in clean energy could become a national selling point for corporate recruitment under a bill sponsored by Sen. Doug Ericksen that... Read More...
Ericksen ‘stunned’ by Democrats’ rejection of two-thirds for taxes amendment Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, offered the following statement Friday following the Senate’s rejection of a two-thirds-for-taxes constitutional amendment. Senate Joint Resolution 8211 would have allowed Washington voters to decide in November whether a two-thirds vote of the Legislature should be required for tax increases. The measure required a two-thirds vote... Read More...
Senate vote reflects need for new leadership at DOT, Ericksen says State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, offered the following reaction following the Senate’s vote Feb. 5 not to confirm the appointment of Lynn Peterson as secretary of transportation: “Back in 2003 we changed the law so that the governor would appoint the secretary of transportation and the Senate would confirm. We... Read More...
Ericksen bill makes toxic-waste cleanup Washington’s top priority — Bill redirects millions to environmental cleanups — Reduces pressure for tax increases — More than $1 billion has been diverted to other purposes OLYMPIA – A bill that makes environmental cleanup the state’s top priority – the way Washington voters always intended – cleared its first major hurdle this... Read More...
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