Jobs

Putting Washingtonians back to work! This week, the Senate focused on advancing a pro-jobs, pro-growth and pro-workers agenda to help improve Washington’s business climate and put Washingtonians back to work again.On Wednesday, several of my colleagues from the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus and House Republican Caucus joined together to announce our “Jobs Now!” plan. One... 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...
2014 Legislative Session underway As we enter the second week of the 2014 legislative session I can’t help but notice how different this session looks compared to last year. At the beginning of last year’s session the talk in Olympia was all about budget deficits, the need for tax increases and the failure of... 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...
Public weighs in on Brown’s bill to lower energy costs, create jobs SB 6058 would allow hydro efficiency improvements to count as renewable under state’s Energy Independence Act Washingtonians pay millions of dollars each year for improvements that generate hydroelectricity more efficiently. According to those testifying before the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee today, those investments should be recognized as an... 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...
Tri-City Herald: Study to look at Tri-City-area small nuclear reactor The Tri-City Development Council is seeking bids to study the possible benefits of building a small modular nuclear reactor system at the Hanford nuclear reservation. Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, made a successful budget request during the past state legislative session for $500,000 to study the manufacturing and advancement of small... Read More...
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