Dr. Easterbrook’s presentation on climate change Today in the Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee, we’ll hear testimony from Dr. Don Easterbrook, geology professor emeritus at Western Washington University. Dr. Easterbrook will be providing the committee with his viewpoint on climate change. Below are two examples of slides that he’ll be presenting. If you’re interested in viewing the full... Read More...
State tax receipts expected to grow by $2 billion Yesterday the state agency that monitors the collection of taxes and fees by the state held their quarterly forecast meeting. Despite the gloomy predictions of many in Olympia, our state’s economy is continuing to recover. Over the next two years, state tax receipts are expected to grow at a rate of... Read More...
Whatcom County telephone town hall meeting next Wednesday Next Tuesday, March 26, I will be hosting a legislative telephone town hall meeting with Representatives Vincent Buys and Jason Overstreet. This will be an opportunity for us to share the phone lines with Whatcom County residents and hear your questions and input about the important issues facing our state.... Read More...
An evidence-based approach to improving the environment I welcome the new, evidence-based approach to environmental improvement contained in Senate Bill 5802, which was approved by the Senate with bipartisan support yesterday. The bill would create a work group to analyze the state’s environment profile and energy consumption. The group would utilize cost-benefit analysis in suggesting a future course... Read More...
Ericksen bill to assist berry farms in Whatcom County moves forward A bill I brought forward to assist area farmers by ensuring their water-conservation efforts are recognized by the state Department of Ecology was approved by the state Senate and will now move to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 5199 requires DOE to initiate a process to allow berry farmers... Read More...
You’re invited to my legislative town hall meeting On Saturday, March 16, Representative Vincent Buys and I will be hosting a legislative town hall meeting. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Ferndale High School. I encourage anyone able and interested to attend. There are many important issues facing... Read More...
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