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...
42nd District lawmakers react to Alcoa curtailment Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Reps. Luanne Van Werven and Vincent Buys, both R-Lynden, issued the following statement in response to the announcement from Alcoa, Inc., that it will idle aluminum smelters in Wenatchee and Ferndale. The Alcoa Intalco Works in Ferndale employs more than 500 people. “We share the... Read More...
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