The five worst bills for Whatcom County The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Doug Ericksen’s subscribers March 7. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. The five worst bills for Whatcom County Liberal agenda in Olympia threatens local economy, working families, taxpayers Bills would raise taxes, drive up energy costs, damage local employment Ideology drives... Read More...
Podcast: Sen. Ericksen on the urban agenda In this podcast, Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, comments on agriculture, energy and immigration legislation being pushed through the Senate this year as the Legislature’s urban Democratic majority attempts to impose Seattle values on the state. To hear this podcast, click on audio below. Read More...
Senate passes bill to raise electricity prices, make statement about climate 75 percent of Washington power already carbon free 100 percent goal would drive up electric bills, end state’s low-cost advantage No effect on world climate, local conditions Ericksen offers more-practical REAL Energy Act proposal OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate Friday passed a measure that would dramatically drive up electric bills... Read More...
Making our school-construction dollars go further The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Doug Ericksen’s subscribers Feb. 20. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Bill would exempt school construction from sales tax Rough calculation shows Ferndale project would save $7.5 million Frees up $400 million statewide, reduces tax burden Congratulations to our local school... Read More...
Saving the orca, and doing it right The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Ericksen’s subscribers Feb. 12. To subscribe to Sen. Ericksen’s newsletters, click here. Innovative ‘Alaska model’ for hatcheries boosts jobs in Whatcom County Ericksen bill promotes investment in new Puget Sound hatcheries Pilot project would be built in Bellingham Best way to ensure adequate... Read More...
Ericksen save-the-whales bill puts emphasis on new salmon hatcheries Promotes public-private investment in new Puget Sound hatcheries Pilot project would be built in Bellingham Best way to ensure adequate feedstock for Puget Sound orcas OLYMPIA – A proposal from state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, would leverage private investment in salmon hatcheries to help restore declining orca populations on Puget... Read More...