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Senate approves Brown’s ‘Reinvest in Washington Jobs Act’   Brown bill encouraging employers to hire members of the DD community also moves to House Calling it one of the most ingenious ways ever to promote economic development, members of the Washington State Senate today passed the “Reinvest in Washington Jobs Act” by a vote of 45-2. “We’ve heard... Read More...
Video Update for Jan. 30, 2014 Q&A with Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick,  discussing “Jobs Week” in the Senate and her work to make the Tri-Cities and all of Washington a better place for employers to maintain and create new jobs. Read More...
In the News: Bill would provide investment incentives for telecommunications jobs Matt Benoit, Murrow News Service Tri-City Herald Backers of a new state bill say tax exemptions for telecommunications companies could boost Washington’s economy. Senate Bill 6322 would provide the companies with investment incentives by eliminating sales and use taxes applied to the purchase of telecommunications equipment. The exemptions aim to... Read More...
Brown pleased by 8th District tele-town hall turnout More than 3,100 Tri-Cities residents join legislators for community conversation The first question asked during Thursday night’s 8th Legislative District telephone town hall came from a Kennewick resident named John, who wanted to know how Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to increase “green” fuel standards would impact the local economy. That... Read More...
Brown to continue work on regulatory reform New performance audit echoes senator’s call for quicker, more predictable permitting State Senator Sharon Brown today called on her colleagues in the state Legislature to continue efforts to improve the permitting process for Washington employers, citing a new performance audit released by the State Auditor’s Office (SAO). “Last session, I... Read More...