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Preventing youth suicides In this week’s video, I discuss the Youth Behavioral Health Protection Act — my bill to encourage better integration of mental health services into primary pediatric care.  Senate Bill 5779 is a way to streamline care and better identify the mental-health needs of children, who often go untreated for serious and even... Read More...
Brown’s nuclear SMR, hydropower bills passed by Senate Today the Senate advanced two measures sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown aimed at encouraging and expanding the use of carbon-free power and emerging energy technologies – including incremental hydropower, nuclear power and small modular reactors. “We all support clean energy, but the key is doing so in a way that... Read More...
Senate passes Brown’s bill to encourage job growth Community Prosperity and Revitalization (CPR) Act will help resuscitate local economies, says Brown Today the Senate voted 28-21 to pass the Community Prosperity and Revitalization (CPR) Act, aimed at helping local communities create jobs by speeding up the permitting process for large-scale projects of statewide significance. Sen. Sharon Brown, deputy... Read More...
Senate passes two Brown measures on first full day of voting Bills dealing with the termination of DNR leases and wineries aim at solving local problems On Monday, the first day set aside solely for voting in the Senate chamber this year, the Senate approved two measures from Sen. Sharon Brown aimed at addressing statewide problems brought to the senator by... Read More...
2017 Tri-Cities Day a big success Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, shares video and photos from this year’s Tri-Cities Day. Sen. Brown was able to take part in a briefing on Developing a Workforce for a Clean Energy Future. It was a great opportunity for her to answer questions and delve into some of the legislative solutions she has introduced... Read More...
Brown measures on emerging technologies clear Senate energy committee Four bills would recognize clean-power advantages of nuclear energy, make geothermal exploration and SMR manufacturing easier in Washington Today the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee advanced a package of bills aimed at encouraging and expanding the use of emerging energy technologies – including geothermal exploration, nuclear power and small... Read More...
Is it about money or priorities? By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the challenge the state faces in meeting the education-funding demands of the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. Providing for basic education (meaning K-12) is the paramount duty of the state, and as the vice chair of the budget-writing committee in the Senate, I... Read More...
Farmers hurt by DNR to get hearing This week’s Senate Session video focuses on Benton County farmers hurt by DNR’s sudden cancellation of land leases. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19 at 8AM in the Senate Ag Committee. Read More...
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