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42nd District Washington State Lawmakers – Hold Town Hall – Feb. 22nd, 2014 in Blaine, WA.

Email: doug@senatorericksen.com ● Phone: (360)786-7682 ● Web: www.SenatorEricksen.com 414 Legislative Building ● PO Box 40442 ● Olympia, WA 98504-0412 Committees: Energy, Environment & Telecommunications, Chair; Transportation;  Rules FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 13, 2014 42nd District lawmakers to host town hall meetings Feb. 22 Forty-second District Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden, and Senator Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will host a joint town hall on Saturday, Feb. 22. at the Blaine high school. People are invited to ask questions and make comments. Buys, Overstreet and Ericksen will also give attendees a briefing on the legislative session. The details are as follows: TOWN HALL MEETING SATURDAY, FEB. 22 From 10 a.m. to Noon Blaine High School Performing Arts Center 1055 H Street, Blaine, WA 98230 For more information about Rep. Buys, visit: www.representativevincentbuys.com For more information about Rep. Overstreet, visit: www.representativejasonoverstreet.com For more information about Senator Ericksen, visit: www.dougericksen.src.wastateleg.org # Doug Ericksen, Washington State Senator, 42nd District, Olympia office: (360) 786-7682  E-mail: doug@senatorericksen.com  Web site: www.SenatorEricksen.com Update your subscriptions, modify your password or email address, or stop subscriptions at any time on your Subscriber Preferences Page. You will need to use your email address to log in. If you have questions …

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Dear Honorable Whatcom County Council;

Below I have shared my Email sent  to the Whatcom County Council on Feb. 2nd, 2014, asking them to please listen to last weeks testimony given by Environmental Scientist, Jay Lehr, PhD, in Olympia, WA, at the “Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee” hearing.  It was brought to my attention that regrettably, State Senator Kevin Ranker walked out prior to Dr. Lehr’s testimony.  This not only shows the closed mindedness of State Senator Ranker, but also how he did a huge disservice to those of us whom Senator Ranker is obligated to represent. ~ Kris Halterman RBrowne@co.whatcom.wa.us ; BBuchana@co.whatcom.wa.us ; PKremen@whatcomcounty.us ; KMann@co.whatcom.wa.us ; SCrawfor@co.whatcom.wa.us ; CWeimer@co.whatcom.wa.us ; BBrenner@co.whatcom.wa.us Honorable Council Members, Last week State Senator Erickson’s “Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee,” invited Dr. Jay Lehr to testify. This is what he had to say, “Why Washington state would consider legislation to reduce CO2 emissions is something I can’t figure out,” Jay Lehr, PhD, told members of the state Senate’s Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee on Wednesday morning. The link I’m sharing with you is Dr. Lehr’s testimony and I ask that each of you take a moment to listen to this testimony.  The media is flush with lots of …

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US Government Shutdown Attempts to Inflict Maximum Pain

This website is dedicated to local issues, so some of you might ask why I am sharing a post about Obamacare?  Well, Obamacare is affecting everyone including Whatcom County individuals and businesses.  Lately I have begun to hear people refer to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, as ObamaScare.  After receiving my personal notification from Regence on the discontinuation of my current plan and what they can replace it with for double the cost, I believe ObamaScare is the right label to give this unconstitutional  affront to the American public.  How is it possible that the best and the brightest minds in Washington D.C. cannot contemplate the economic devastation that will occur when over 10% of your disposable income is taken away from the vast majority of the American, tax paying public?  How do you spell insanity? OBAMA SCARE, or OBAMASCARE? Karl Uppiano is the President of our local Whatcom Tea Party and frequently posts to his personal blog, Kakistocracy Report, Kakistocracy, (Government by the least qualified or least principled citizens).  If you have not met Karl or read any of his personal opinion postings, then you are in for a treat.  Whatcom County is blessed with a diverse community …

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Congressman Larsen admits Obamacare isn’t perfect

In 2009 through 2010 the American public was very clear about how they felt about the passing of Obamacare (PPACA).  The publics response in 2009/2010, according to Congressman Larsen was, “No” and “Hell No!”  But Congressman Larsen let the little people know that he knew better and that Obamacare would slow down health insurance and medical costs immediately and curb the cost curve downward in the future. Two weeks ago I received the new rates for both my sons health insurance premiums and on a separate plan the premium rate increase for my husband and I.  Both are slated to take effect on January 1, 2013.  My sons plan increases from $102.00 to $220.00, with a  higher deductible, co-pay and out of pocket maximum as another kick in the rear for good measure.  The health insurance premiums for my husband and I are going from $556.00 per month for both of us to $1080.00 per month for both of us.  Again, higher deductibles, co-pays and out of pocket maximums. So now Congress has the opportunity to do the right thing for the middle class who will be crushed by these changes.  Whether it is due to a +100% increases in …

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