Legislature

Brown chosen as deputy leader of Senate Majority Coalition Caucus The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus has tapped state Sen. Sharon Brown to serve as its deputy leader. The Tri-Cities lawmaker was elected Wednesday when the Republican-led coalition’s senators met to finalize their slate of leaders for the next two years. “I am very honored to have been chosen by my... Read More...
Brown pleased with fiscally responsible budget update Bipartisan budget includes emphasis on education and no new taxes but fails to include job incentives With time running out in the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers adopted a supplemental operating budget that prioritizes education, continues to balance across four years, doesn’t raise taxes and holds the line on tuition increases... 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...
Brown chosen by Senate to serve as vice president pro tem The state Senate today chose state Sen. Sharon Brown as its vice president pro tempore, making her one of just three lawmakers formally selected to preside in the Senate’s chambers at the Capitol. Brown, R-Kennewick, was elected to succeed former Sen. Paull Shin, D-Edmonds, who retired from the Legislature this... Read More...
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’s job-creating reform bills pass unanimously in Senate The state Senate today made it clear that helping private businesses create jobs in Washington remains a top priority, passing two comprehensive economic-development reform bills sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick. Senate Bill 5679 and Senate Bill 5718 will help reduce the regulatory and clerical burdens faced by private business... 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...
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