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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...
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, MCC drive the discussion on transportation reform With the end of the 2013 regular and two special sessions now in the rear-view mirror, members of the Washington State Senate Majority Coalition Caucus have their sights set firmly on reforming the state’s transportation system. Listen to Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, explain why these reforms are necessary, what they... 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...
Latest budget proposal gets a thumb’s-up from Senator Brown Sen. Sharon Brown today voted for an updated state-government spending plan that she says focuses on education as the state’s top budget priority, while protecting Washington’s fragile economic recovery. “The Majority Coalition Caucus’ original budget proposal put education first, limited the growth of non-education spending and contained no new taxes.... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for May 20, 2013 One week into the first “special session” of the Legislature and I’m working hard to make sure that the 2013-15 state budget doesn’t include any new or increased taxes. Last week mostly consisted of budget negotiations, ceremonial bill signings and meetings of policy committees, and now there are just three... Read More...
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...
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...
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...
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