Ericksen calls for focus on COVID relief as committee sessions open To see video, click here. Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, offered this kickoff statement as the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee held its first meeting of the 2021 legislative session on Jan. 12. Ericksen is ranking Republican on the committee, which, under Democratic leadership, is planning to consider a raft... Read More...
Ericksen introduces resolution declaring emergency 30-day session on COVID issues Lawmakers shouldn’t debate income tax, radical agenda when public is kept at a distance, Ericksen says Ericksen resolution keeps Legislature to emergency-related bills, “must-do” legislation. Will be advanced during rules debate as 2021 session opens Monday. When Legislature restrains public, lawmakers should restrain themselves. OLYMPIA – Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale,... Read More...
Ericksen bill would protect individual rights amid rush to vaccinate Bill would prohibit discrimination based on COVID vaccination status Would block vaccination requirements for employment, school, travel, entry to public places Leaves decision a matter of personal choice Legislation isn’t pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine, but pro- individual rights. OLYMPIA – As a COVID vaccine is rolled out nationwide, individual rights and... Read More...
When the lights start flickering, we’re going to need the Electron Dam Electron Hydroelectric Project powerhouse on the Puyallup River. Water is routed through the powerhouse through a diversion channel. Source: Wikimedia Commons/Steven Pavlov Note: The following op-ed was distributed to the news media Oct. 6, 2020. By Sen. Doug Ericksen In Pierce County, a dam on the Puyallup River has become... Read More...