Economy

Panel hears support for trio of Brown bills to encourage job growth Measures would expedite permitting and help create new manufacturing and construction jobs  Sen. Sharon Brown, chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, has made attracting and retaining employers in Washington and helping them create new jobs her top priority since coming to the Senate. Today, three of her... Read More...
Senate work session examines economic impact of slowdown at ports A joint work session held this morning by the Senate Trade and Economic Development and Commerce and Labor committees took a detailed look at the reduction of trade volume at 28 West Coast ports that is crippling Washington’s agricultural community and other trade-dependent businesses. “Washington ports have been losing market... Read More...
Brown’s work on regulatory reform recognized by small business Tri-Cities senator’s 100-percent small-business score earns her ‘Guardian of Small Business’ award Since her arrival in the Legislature, Sen. Sharon Brown has been a vocal advocate for employers and the Senate’s leading voice for regulatory reform, working tirelessly to make it easier for entrepreneurs and small-business owners to grow, expand... Read More...
In the News: Bill to help in-state manufacturers remains on track A bill to help in-state manufacturers is still on track as the legislative session nears a possible conclusion Thursday. Senate Bill 6515, which would establish a pilot program and give five new manufacturing facilities a tax credit to cover portions of each facility’s construction costs, was not voted on by... Read More...
Sen. Brown celebrates National Day of the Cowboy Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, celebrates the 2014 National Day of the Cowboy by sponsoring Senate Resolution 8696, talking with members of the Benton-Franklin Fair Rodeo Court and visiting with the Washington Cattlemen’s Association at the annual “Beef Day” event at the Capitol. Read More...
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...
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