Majority Coalition Caucus

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...
Sharon Brown comments on MCC education reform Washington State’s 8th District Senator, Sharon Brown, talks about the landmark education reform bills sponsored by the Majority Coalition Caucus that passed the Washington State Senate during “education day” Wednesday. 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...
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...
Sen. Brown’s first week, plus her energy bill Washington State’s 8th District Senator, Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick and Majority Coalition Caucus member, shares a little bit about her first week in office during the 2013 legislative session, how it differs from city government and what her priorities will be this session. 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...
Sharon Brown on tax breaks for disabled vets Washington State’s 8th District Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, and newest member of the Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about her support of a bill to help disabled veterans by giving them a tax break when they need to purchase adaptive equipment for their vehicles in order to enter, exit or drive. Read More...
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