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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...
Status update on my bills While many of my job-creation bills passed the Senate unanimously, it appears that some members of the House of Representatives are playing political games by holding certain bills hostage. And it’s not just my bills that are being affected…many of my colleagues are finding their unanimously-supported proposals held up by... Read More...
Comcast Newsmakers interview with Sen. Sharon Brown Comcast Newsmakers Washington, hosted by Sabrina Register, features five minute interviews with local lawmakers and others making headlines around the state. In this edition, Sabrina speaks with 8th District Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, about her business bills to help revitalize Washington’s economy. Read More...
Cutoff deadline reached, many bills survive Wednesday was the last day that bills could be considered in their body of origin. It’s a legislatively self-imposed deadline called “floor cutoff” that is designed to keep the process moving as we pass the halfway point of the 2013 session. After that, only bills considered “necessary to implement the... Read More...
Brown business-friendly bills head to House of Representatives The Washington State Senate today passed two comprehensive economic-development reform bills that would help businesses in Washington to not only survive but also create jobs. Senate Bill 5679 and Senate Bill 5680, sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, are considered priority bills for the Senate’s bipartisan Majority Coalition Caucus. “My... Read More...
Quartet of Brown job-creation bills considered by Senate committee Today the Senate Committee on Trade and Economic Development listened to Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, testify about how her comprehensive economic-development reform package would help businesses in Washington to not only survive but create jobs. Senate Bills 5679, 5680, 5718, and 5765 – all introduced by Brown – are high-priority... Read More...
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