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Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for March 2, 2013 Yesterday was the final day fiscal bills could be considered by the Senate Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee. From this point forward, only bills deemed “necessary to implement the budget” can continue to be heard in committees. We’ll be spending the next several weeks debating and... 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...
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...
Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for February 24, 2013 Friday was what’s known as “committee cutoff” in the Washington State Legislature, and there were a lot of good bills that made it through to the next phase. Although policy committees are now finished, fiscal committees (like Senate Ways and Means and Senate Transportation) will continue to consider bills into... 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...