Saving the orca, and doing it right The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Ericksen’s subscribers Feb. 12. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Innovative ‘Alaska model’ for hatcheries boosts jobs in Whatcom County Ericksen bill promotes investment in new Puget Sound hatcheries Pilot project would be built in Bellingham Best way to ensure adequate... Read More...
Ericksen save-the-whales bill puts emphasis on new salmon hatcheries Promotes public-private investment in new Puget Sound hatcheries Pilot project would be built in Bellingham Best way to ensure adequate feedstock for Puget Sound orcas OLYMPIA – A proposal from state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, would leverage private investment in salmon hatcheries to help restore declining orca populations on Puget... Read More...
Taking a stand for Whatcom County’s dairy industry The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletter, Feb. 5, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Bill would bar non-dairy substitutes from being marketed as “milk” Federal inaction forces states to act Similar law approved in North Carolina These days you might get the... Read More...
Ericksen introduces taxpayer protection plan Puts state government on a budget and returns excess tax dollars to taxpayers Reduces state sales tax Provides tax incentive for Washington taxpayers OLYMPIA – As a gusher of tax money flows into state coffers – a record $5 billion more than the Legislature’s last budget – state Sen. Doug... Read More...
A bold proposal that puts Washington taxpayers first The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletter, Jan. 29, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Taxpayer protection plan keeps state on right track Puts state government on a budget and returns excess tax dollars to taxpayers Reduces state sales tax Provides tax incentive... Read More...
Only real milk deserves to be called milk, says Ericksen truth-in-labeling measure *  Bill would bar non-dairy substitutes from being marketed as “milk” *  Federal inaction forces states to act *  Similar law approved in North Carolina OLYMPIA – A bill prohibiting makers of milk-substitute products from calling their products “milk” has been introduced by Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale. Ericksen’s truth-in-labeling legislation... Read More...
2019 session begins with clear case for tax cuts The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletter, Jan. 24, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Session runs through April 28 Tax collections at record levels – yet urban lawmakers want even more Responsible spending and taxpayer relief will be central issues We’ve just... Read More...
Ericksen calls for all views to be heard on climate Lawmakers need to hear more views, not fewer Broad range of scientific opinion exists One-sided approach invites disastrous government action OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature ought to hear from experts who reflect the broad range of scientific opinion on global warming, says Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale – not just those... Read More...