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Legislature’s budget deals boost Whatcom County, Ericksen says — $3 million for Alcoa worker training — Finishes Guide Meridian Road project, builds Thornton Road overpass in Ferndale — Toxics cleanup get priority, benefitting Bellingham Bay and Blaine Harbor OLYMPIA – A final agreement in this year’s Legislature on the state operating budget invests $3 million in the survival... Read More...
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...
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