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...
Making our school-construction dollars go further The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Doug Ericksen’s subscribers Feb. 20. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Bill would exempt school construction from sales tax Rough calculation shows Ferndale project would save $7.5 million Frees up $400 million statewide, reduces tax burden Congratulations to our local school... Read More...
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...