Ericksen industrial-hemp bill signed into law  New opportunity for Washington farmers Governor signs bill quickly, making 2019 crop possible Northwest Washington is prime growing region, no irrigation needed OLYMPIA – A bill from state Sen. Doug Ericksen that gets the state into the hemp business was signed into law Friday, raising the possibility that some Washington... Read More...
Industrial hemp production gets boost under Ericksen bill Once-forbidden crop presents new opportunity for Washington farmers Establishes agricultural commodity program to regulate hemp production Federal law requires state regulation before growing can commence OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would permit large-scale industrial hemp production, turning a once-forbidden crop into a... Read More...
Billion-dollar payroll tax a bad deal for Washington, Ericksen says Plucks $1 billion a year out of economy, people’s pockets Provides meager long-term care benefit Democrats reject proposal for public vote OLYMPIA – A proposed billion-dollar payroll tax is a bad deal for the people of Washington, says Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale. The new tax would fund a new state-managed... Read More...
Who says we need a tax increase? There is a better way The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Ericksen’s subscribers April 1, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. While Democrats push massive tax increases, Ericksen calls for budget caps and tax relief Taxpayer Protection Plan offers better approach As Washington enjoys record surplus, Dems propose biggest tax increase... Read More...
Sen. Ericksen and Rep. Van Werven to host telephone town hall April 8 Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, are holding a telephone town hall for constituents Monday, April 8 from 6-7 p.m. During the hour long community conversation, the lawmakers will answer questions and provide their perspectives on the 2019 legislative session. To participate, constituents should call (360) 209-6595. Once connected, they... Read More...