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Ericksen invites governor to Blaine to explain baffling freeway-exit veto  Governor’s reasoning inconsistent with facts.  Blaine project singled out – similar projects allowed to stand.  People of Blaine deserve explanation. OLYMPIA – A baffling veto of a freeway-exit project in Blaine is prompting Sen. Doug Ericksen to issue an unusual invitation – he is asking the governor to visit the... Read More...
Ericksen: New vote on Hirst bill shows Senate’s determination OLYMPIA – As the Washington Senate voted a second time Tuesday for a bill to protect the right of rural property owners to drill domestic wells, Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, said the action signals lawmakers’ determination to see the issue resolved this year. Ericksen is a co-sponsor of Senate Bill... Read More...
Senate public-works budget funds important Whatcom County projects Bellingham waterfront, Swift Creek cleanups funded New buildings for Whatcom Community College, NW Washington Fair House proposal due soon OLYMPIA – A capital budget plan approved last week by the Washington Senate provides funding for key Whatcom County projects, including Bellingham-waterfront cleanups that will make redevelopment of the area possible... Read More...
Q&A about 5G bill This briefing paper aims to answer questions regarding SB 5711, the 5G bill. Background: Senate Bill 5711 will speed the deployment of next-generation 5G networks in Washington, and make this state attractive for private investment in wireless and broadband technology. It will: Standardize permitting rules for installation of new telecommunications... Read More...