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Brown pleased with fiscally responsible budget update Bipartisan budget includes emphasis on education and no new taxes but fails to include job incentives With time running out in the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers adopted a supplemental operating budget that prioritizes education, continues to balance across four years, doesn’t raise taxes and holds the line on tuition increases... Read More...
Guest op-ed: ‘Double paying’ for clean energy hurts consumers By SEN. SHARON BROWN AND REP. SHELLY SHORT Nobody likes to pay twice for the same thing. Our inherent understanding of value and fairness encompasses this fact. Yet here in Washington state, energy consumers continually see their rates increase as they are forced to pay twice for energy efficiency upgrades... Read More...
Bridges: Time to cowboy up! We’re getting down to wire here in Olympia, with less than one week to go until the end of the 2014 regular legislative session. Today the Senate completed its work on bills sent to us by the House of Representatives. Tomorrow, Saturday, the Senate will be in session to begin... Read More...
Sen. Brown celebrates National Day of the Cowboy Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, celebrates the 2014 National Day of the Cowboy by sponsoring Senate Resolution 8696, talking with members of the Benton-Franklin Fair Rodeo Court and visiting with the Washington Cattlemen’s Association at the annual “Beef Day” event at the Capitol. Read More...
Senate approves Brown’s ‘Reinvest in Washington Jobs Act’   Brown bill encouraging employers to hire members of the DD community also moves to House Calling it one of the most ingenious ways ever to promote economic development, members of the Washington State Senate today passed the “Reinvest in Washington Jobs Act” by a vote of 45-2. “We’ve heard... Read More...
Tri-City Senators honor cowboys and cowgirls in Olympia Around 500 pounds of tri-tip beef sandwiches were served to Capitol campus staff and visitors Thursday in honor of “Beef Day,” an annual event hosted by the Washington Cattlemen’s Association to promote cattle, ranching and dairy industries in the state. Earlier in the day, Tri-City Senators Sharon Brown and Mike... Read More...
Bridges: Two weeks to go and still a lot of work to do! It’s hard to believe that today is the last day of February and that Monday will be the 50th day of our 60-day session. The pace at the Capitol has quickened as the deadlines that help keep this place moving continue to tick off one by one. Click here to... Read More...
Bridges: Dead or Alive? On Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Doc Hastings and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers stopped by for a visit with Senate Republicans. They represent Central and Eastern Washington in Washington D.C., and it’s always great when they can visit with us in Olympia. Congresswoman McMorris-Rodgers also helped us celebrate a record number of Republican women... Read More...
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