Ericksen calls for relaxed travel restrictions for trapped Point Roberts residents Landlocked Whatcom County community is biggest victim of national border shutdown  Unique geography traps 1,300 permanent American residents as U.S., Canada halt “non-essential” border traffic.  Canadians blocked from visiting vacation properties, boat moorage; local businesses suffer.  Ericksen joins 42nd District lawmakers in calling for sensible travel rules,... Read More...
Inslee cuts support for nursing homes after preserving state-worker pay hikes Targeting facilities at epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic in state is ‘heartless,’ Ericksen says OLYMPIA – As if there weren’t already enough coronavirus-related issues needing immediate attention from state lawmakers, says state Sen. Doug Ericksen, add this to the list: Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration is cutting Medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes,... Read More...
Ericksen leads rally for Intalco restart Continued operation of Alcoa Ferndale plant is a matter of national significance, say Whatcom County lawmakers                   TO SEE VIDEO NEWS REPORTS from KIRO-TV, KING-TV and the Bellingham Herald on the rally for Alcoa’s Intalco Works, CLICK HERE.     At a... Read More...
Ericksen calls for fair treatment for construction industry amid COVID-19 crisis If private construction is halted, government construction should be too, Ericksen says To see Sen. Ericksen’s letter, click here. Governor’s order halts private construction, allows public projects to continue Sends message that government is putting itself first, undermines public goodwill Decisions should be based on medical necessity, Ericksen says OLYMPIA... Read More...