Important legislation passes Senate energy, environment committee 5G bill establishes Washington leadership in high-speed broadband. Environmental cleanup measure cuts red tape. Legislation opposes dam-breaching, promotes clean energy. OLYMPIA – The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee passed 25 measures before a key legislative deadline Friday, on time and on track with Senate committees during the first six... Read More...
What we’re doing to promote 5G technology Q&A about 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 equipment. Limit rates charged by public utilities for pole... Read More...
Ericksen retains key committee assignments in 2017 Legislature OLYMPIA – State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, retains key committee assignments as lawmakers get set for the 2017 legislative session. Ericksen remains chair of the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, the panel that oversees energy supply, consumption and conservation, energy policy, and telephone, cable, Internet and other communication technologies.... Read More...
Ericksen introduces Preventing Economic Disruption Act   Targets illegal acts intended to disrupt the economy Holds planners and organizers of illegal acts accountable Protects 1st Amendment rights of free speech, assembly, and petition OLYMPIA – Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, introduced the Preventing Economic Disruption Act (PEDA) Thursday for consideration during the 2017 legislative session. Senate Bill... Read More...
Baumgartner, Ericksen to seek reinstatement of two-thirds-for-taxes rule in Senate — Will require two-thirds approval of Senate to advance tax bills to final passage — Different mechanism but same effect as popular taxpayer protection measure   — Will challenge any adverse ruling from lieutenant governor OLYMPIA – Sens. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, and Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will seek reinstatement of a two-thirds-for-taxes... Read More...
42nd District lawmakers set town hall meeting at WWU campus May 17 OLYMPIA — Whatcom County lawmakers will hold a town hall meeting at Western Washington University May 17, hosted by student organizations. Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Reps. Luanne Van Werven and Vincent Buys, both R-Lynden, will answer questions from students and the public. The three lawmakers represent the 42nd District,... Read More...
Ericksen blasts government-funded campaign attacking Washington farmers  Billboards, bus ads in Olympia and Bellingham blame farmers for water pollution  Lobbying campaign aimed at Legislature is run through third-party organizations  Funding comes from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency OLYMPIA – Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, is raising big objections to a lobbying campaign that blames Washington farmers... Read More...
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