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...
Podcast: Sen. Ericksen on the urban agenda In this podcast, Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, comments on agriculture, energy and immigration legislation being pushed through the Senate this year as the Legislature’s urban Democratic majority attempts to impose Seattle values on the state. To hear this podcast, click on audio below. Read More...
Senate passes bill to raise electricity prices, make statement about climate 75 percent of Washington power already carbon free 100 percent goal would drive up electric bills, end state’s low-cost advantage No effect on world climate, local conditions Ericksen offers more-practical REAL Energy Act proposal OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate Friday passed a measure that would dramatically drive up electric bills... Read More...