Legislature

Senate adopts Brown resolution honoring Seattle Seahawks  With a roar reminiscent of the Seattle Seahawks’ famous “12th man” all 49 members of the Washington State Senate today approved Senate Resolution 8624, honoring the National Football League team for their 2012 season which culminated with an historic playoff run. Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, and admittedly a “huge Seahawks... Read More...
Senate committee to hold special hearing on Hanford tank leaks The Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee will hold a special hearing at 8 a.m. on Thursday 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. The meeting will be broadcast live on TVW at www.tvw.org. Read More...
VIDEO: Sen. Brown talks about potential Red Mountain interchange Washington State Senator Sharon Brown met with local officials today about the proposed Red Mountain interchange project. Senator Brown spoke with the mayors of Benton City and West Richland, and representatives of local businesses to name a few of the people that came out to today’s meeting to learn more... 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...
Brown’s first bill would incentivize energy conservation During public testimony in the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee Thursday, the sponsor of Senate Bill 5648 – Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick – noted that electricity users and providers in Washington have suffered unintended economic hardship due to the provisions of Initiative 937. The measure requires large utilities to... Read More...
Meet Sharon Brown, Washington’s newest senator Washington State’s 8th District Senator, Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, talks about being sworn into office by Supreme Court Justice James Johnson, what she’ll bring to the table in Olympia and what to expect as the 2013 session continues. Read More...
Tri-Cities’ new senator brings mid-Columbia values to Legislature After taking the oath of office administered by Washington State Supreme Court Justice James Johnson, the Senate’s newest member, Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, affirmed her desire to bring to state government the values that have made the Tri-Cities successful. Brown, who served as Kennewick mayor pro tem until her recent... Read More...
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