Budget

Getting Smart on Crime Week 11 of the 2017 session is well underway and yesterday brought the Legislature to the two-thirds mark of the 105-day session. Last week a major piece of the budget puzzle came into view with the first revenue forecast of 2017. We learned that the state’s economy is continuing to... Read More...
Senate education plan a big win for Tri-Cities We are now in the fourth week of the 2017 legislative session, and it has been an eventful time. A big challenge for this year’s session is reaching an education-funding agreement that meets the demands of the Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling. Please keep reading for more information about the Senate... Read More...
Is it about money or priorities? By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the challenge the state faces in meeting the education-funding demands of the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. Providing for basic education (meaning K-12) is the paramount duty of the state, and as the vice chair of the budget-writing committee in the Senate, I... Read More...
Brown pleased with fiscally responsible budget update Bipartisan budget includes emphasis on education and no new taxes but fails to include job incentives With time running out in the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers adopted a supplemental operating budget that prioritizes education, continues to balance across four years, doesn’t raise taxes and holds the line on tuition increases... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for June 30, 2013 I fought hard to represent our district and as a result, Delta High School will receive $5.4 million in new funding. Delta is a shining example of a leader in statewide education. Their focus on the key STEM education areas (science, technology, engineering, and math) and ability to weave English,... Read More...
Brown praises budget deal’s investment in education, job creation State lawmakers announced a budget agreement Thursday that included a billion-dollar investment in K-12 education and a number of reforms to state government. In addition, 8th District Sen. Sharon Brown said she’s pleased that two of her regulatory streamlining bills will also be signed by the Governor before the end... Read More...
Brown with KONA’s Ed Dawson on the budget Washington State’s 8th District Senator, Sharon Brown, talks with 610 AM KONA’s Ed Dawson about the Legislature finally reaching a budget deal that will prevent a government shutdown and allow lawmakers to end the second special session of 2013. Read More...
Brown’s job-creating reform bills pass unanimously in Senate The state Senate today made it clear that helping private businesses create jobs in Washington remains a top priority, passing two comprehensive economic-development reform bills sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick. Senate Bill 5679 and Senate Bill 5718 will help reduce the regulatory and clerical burdens faced by private business... Read More...
Brown reflects on the budget, special session Washington State’s 8th District Senator, Sharon Brown, talks about the potential for the Legislature to begin a second special session due to ongoing budget negotiations, plus compares the differences and similarities between the budget proposed by the House of Representatives and that proposed by the Majority Coalition Caucus. Read More...
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