Economy

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 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...
Senate Sessions Update for June 10, 2013 Washington State’s 8th District Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, updates viewers on budget negotiations during the first special session of the Legislature for 2013, and comments on the likelihood of a second special session. Read More...
Latest budget proposal gets a thumb’s-up from Senator Brown Sen. Sharon Brown today voted for an updated state-government spending plan that she says focuses on education as the state’s top budget priority, while protecting Washington’s fragile economic recovery. “The Majority Coalition Caucus’ original budget proposal put education first, limited the growth of non-education spending and contained no new taxes.... Read More...
Brown-supported business bills signed into law by governor Gov. Jay Inslee signed another business-reform bill backed by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, and sponsored by Puget Sound Republican Rep. Norma Smith. Brown and Smith worked together to write the legislation that furthers the goal of regulatory reform in Washington. “I’m very glad Norma sponsored the House versions of my... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for May 20, 2013 One week into the first “special session” of the Legislature and I’m working hard to make sure that the 2013-15 state budget doesn’t include any new or increased taxes. Last week mostly consisted of budget negotiations, ceremonial bill signings and meetings of policy committees, and now there are just three... Read More...
EDITORIAL: Business reforms are key to Tri-Cities job creation By Senator Sharon Brown Special to the Tri-City Herald The most efficient way to create jobs and stimulate a lackluster economy is to help businesses find more time and resources. Business owners who don’t have to spend time and money wading through the complex system of rules and regulations will... Read More...
Brown disappointed by House’s inability to conclude business Shortly after the gavels fell Sunday night, bringing an end to the 105-day 2013 session of the Washington State Legislature, Sen. Sharon Brown expressed her dismay that a special session is now required to continue the state’s unfinished business. Brown, a Republican from Kennewick, says the overtime session should never... Read More...
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