Senate budget puts emphasis on environmental cleanups, Ericksen says — Millions redirected to environmental cleanups — Reduces pressure for tax increases — Forces healthy reexamination of budgeting practices OLYMPIA – The budget plan released Wednesday by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus makes environmental cleanup a top priority, observes state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, chair of the Senate Energy, Environment... Read More...
Ericksen bill promotes Washington’s clean-energy advantage — Creates clean-energy task force — Will promote and enhance Washington’s clean-energy economy — Pitch for manufacturers: Build here and reduce your carbon footprint OLYMPIA – Washington’s big advantages in clean energy could become a national selling point for corporate recruitment under a bill sponsored by Sen. Doug Ericksen that... Read More...
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...
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