Legislature

Senate passes historic bipartisan budget Last Friday, the Senate adopted a bipartisan operating budget that would spend more on basic and higher education while addressing the needs of Washington’s most vulnerable citizens, all without raising taxes. The measure passed by a vote of 30-18. The $33.3 billion, two-year spending plan would increase state support for... Read More...
AGINFO.NET: Sharon Brown on Cowboy Day An effort to recognize the cowboy by designating a “National Day of the Cowboy” has been gaining ground across the country, with several states preparing to pass state resolutions to do just that. State Senator Sharon Brown has taken up the reins to push for a National Day of the... 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...
Bill to reprimand dishonest teachers is Brown’s first to win approval Today the Washington State Senate voted unanimously to pass legislation that would make teachers pay a price for submitting fraudulent test scores. Senate Bill 5701, sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, would add the Professional Educator Standards Board to the list of organizations that may file complaints with the state... Read More...
WATCH: Work session briefing on Hanford’s leaking storage tanks The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee held a special hearing at 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013, to learn more about the recently reported leaks from six underground radioactive waste storage tanks at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site. In addition to a briefing from representatives from... Read More...
VIDEO: Senate congratulates Seattle Seahawks The Washington State Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8624 on Wednesday, February 27th, which was sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, and congratulated the Seattle Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll for an amazing 2012 season that culminated with a trip to the NFC playoffs. Read More...
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