Justice: Rule of Law or “Means” tested, you decide

Prosecutor Eric Richey Ending a 600 word opinion piece in the March 19th edition of The Bellingham Herald.. Prosecutor Eric Richey of Whatcom County states:"I urge the legislature to pass this bill and continue working in future sessions to decriminalize poverty by eliminating the remaining paths to suspending driver's licenses, such as missing hearings related to payment plans, that are NOT covered within SB 5226." (see below for Bill Status)   Some ...

Senator Ericksen introduces legislation to use Valid ID’s in the voting process

  Restoring public confidence is the primary concern of a bill to be introduced in the State Senate by Senator Doug Ericksen 42nd Leg District.  One requirement would be that a voter must show a valid id for voting. Sen Doug Ericksen "Voters would have to show valid government-issued photo ID before being allowed to cast a ballot." Said Ericksen.  Here are the details... Would increase public confidence by returning state to ...

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