Protecting taxpayers from tax increases, bigger government  Protecting taxpayers from tax increases, bigger government Ericksen plan requires supermajority votes for tax increases Puts budgeting back on track with spending limits, restrictions Provides tax relief, reduces temptation to spend irresponsibly Note: The following op-ed was distributed to new media outlets in the 42nd Legislative District as part of... Read More...
Senate passes Ericksen bill allowing farmers to sell meat locally   Allows meat and poultry to be sold by the cut through state-inspected facilities. Eliminates cumbersome barriers for small livestock producers. New avenue for consumer sales, could be expanded. OLYMPIA – A measure giving consumers and farmers new opportunities to buy and sell locally grown meat and poultry was approved... Read More...
A four-point plan to reduce homelessness, make cities safer, help people By Sen. Doug Ericksen Spend less, not more. Enforce drug and vagrancy laws Secure our borders and enforce immigration laws. Get people the help they need. Second in Sen. Ericksen’s “Fixing Washington” series, a periodic series of articles about the biggest issues before the 2020 legislative session. The thinking around... Read More...
Breach the Ballard Locks first, before Snake River dams, says Ericksen bill Would study lock-breaching, removal of Seattle City Light dams Skagit River would run free, mighty Ravenna Creek would see daylight Would give Seattle honor of “going first” in environmental restoration OLYMPIA – Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, has introduced legislation allowing the citizens of Seattle to lead the state in environmental... Read More...
Statement from Sen. Doug Ericksen on state Supreme Court cap-and-trade decision Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee, offered the following statement in response to the state Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday striking down the most onerous provisions of the Inslee Administration’s “Clean Air Rule.” The court ruled Thursday that state agencies cannot exceed the... Read More...