2019 session begins with clear case for tax cuts The following newsletter was sent to subscribers to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletter, Jan. 24, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Session runs through April 28 Tax collections at record levels – yet urban lawmakers want even more Responsible spending and taxpayer relief will be central issues We’ve just... Read More...
Ericksen calls for all views to be heard on climate Lawmakers need to hear more views, not fewer Broad range of scientific opinion exists One-sided approach invites disastrous government action OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature ought to hear from experts who reflect the broad range of scientific opinion on global warming, says Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale – not just those... Read More...
Read Sen. Ericksen’s 2018 session report 2018 session report: Fighting for jobs in Whatcom County and Washington state After a session of major accomplishments and missed opportunities, the challenge is keeping the state on the right track. The Legislature this year protected rural wells, blocked major tax increases and approved important projects for Whatcom County, but... Read More...
For second time, Senate Democrats reject $1B property tax cut Ericksen proposal provides full relief from this year’s property-tax spike Dem plan provides only partial relief next year, when crisis has passed State has $2.3B in unexpected collections – more than enough for $1B cut OLYMPIA – For the second time in as many weeks, majority Democrats in the state... Read More...