Ericksen ‘stunned’ by Democrats’ rejection of two-thirds for taxes amendment Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, offered the following statement Friday following the Senate’s rejection of a two-thirds-for-taxes constitutional amendment. Senate Joint Resolution 8211 would have allowed Washington voters to decide in November whether a two-thirds vote of the Legislature should be required for tax increases. The measure required a two-thirds vote... Read More...
Senate vote reflects need for new leadership at DOT, Ericksen says State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, offered the following reaction following the Senate’s vote Feb. 5 not to confirm the appointment of Lynn Peterson as secretary of transportation: “Back in 2003 we changed the law so that the governor would appoint the secretary of transportation and the Senate would confirm. We... Read More...
Ericksen bill makes toxic-waste cleanup Washington’s top priority — Bill redirects millions to environmental cleanups — Reduces pressure for tax increases — More than $1 billion has been diverted to other purposes OLYMPIA – A bill that makes environmental cleanup the state’s top priority – the way Washington voters always intended – cleared its first major hurdle this... Read More...
Inslee rule incentivizes manufacturers to leave Washington, Ericksen says — Could have huge impact on blue-collar jobs — Gives manufacturers an incentive to move to other states — Will introduce legislation to block program OLYMPIA — State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, chair of the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, released the following statement Wednesday following the Department of... Read More...
Ericksen proposes initiative truth-in-labeling law — When initiatives raise taxes, ballot titles must say so — Applies to initiatives to the people — Measure to be pre-filed for 2016 session OLYMPIA – State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will propose a law to answer one of the biggest questions people have about initiatives. Do they mean... Read More...
Gates’ clean-energy plan is on right track, Republican senators say — Offers contrast with heavy-handed government mandates — Similarities to Senate bill — Has potential to increase job creation, rather than hamper it OLYMPIA… Two Republican state senators say Bill Gates has a powerful idea with his plan to spur private-sector development of clean-energy technologies – and they say it... Read More...
Ericksen not giving up on local jobs Urges public to contact governor, labor unions Proposed taxes, regulations put Washington manufacturing under siege FERNDALE… State Sen. Doug Ericksen said Nov. 25 that he is fighting to bring back manufacturing jobs that have been lost in Whatcom County in recent months. “On this day before Thanksgiving and the beginning... Read More...
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