Billion-dollar payroll tax a bad deal for Washington, Ericksen says Plucks $1 billion a year out of economy, people’s pockets Provides meager long-term care benefit Democrats reject proposal for public vote OLYMPIA – A proposed billion-dollar payroll tax is a bad deal for the people of Washington, says Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale. The new tax would fund a new state-managed... Read More...
Who says we need a tax increase? There is a better way The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Ericksen’s subscribers April 1, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. While Democrats push massive tax increases, Ericksen calls for budget caps and tax relief Taxpayer Protection Plan offers better approach As Washington enjoys record surplus, Dems propose biggest tax increase... Read More...
Sen. Ericksen and Rep. Van Werven to host telephone town hall April 8 Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, are holding a telephone town hall for constituents Monday, April 8 from 6-7 p.m. During the hour long community conversation, the lawmakers will answer questions and provide their perspectives on the 2019 legislative session. To participate, constituents should call (360) 209-6595. Once connected, they... Read More...
Podcast: A new billion-dollar proposal to raise gas prices? In this podcast, Sen. Doug Ericksen describes the impact of yet another Democratic proposal this year to increase gas prices. Senate Bill 5993 would quadruple the state’s hazardous substances tax, equivalent to a six cent gas-tax increase. It is one of several measures that target the oil industry, and wind... Read More...
Town hall meeting set for Saturday in Nooksack The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Doug Ericksen’s subscribers March 11. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Town hall meeting set for Saturday, March 16 Public meeting to be held at Nooksack Middle School On Saturday, I will be joining with Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, for... Read More...
Sen. Ericksen and Rep. Van Werven to host town hall March 16 Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, are holding a town hall meeting Saturday, March 16 at the Nooksack Valley Middle School, in the gymnasium. At the community meeting, attendees can ask questions, and the lawmakers will offer an update on the legislative session. Here are the details: Nooksack Valley Middle... Read More...
The five worst bills for Whatcom County The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Doug Ericksen’s subscribers March 7. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. The five worst bills for Whatcom County Liberal agenda in Olympia threatens local economy, working families, taxpayers Bills would raise taxes, drive up energy costs, damage local employment Ideology drives... Read More...