Taxes

Disabled veterans’ sales-tax exemption bill signed by Gov. Inslee Gov. Jay Inslee has signed Senate Bill 5072, which grants disabled veterans a sales-tax exemption on adaptive equipment needed to safely operate their personal vehicles. The measure was sponsored by former 8th District Sen. Jerome Delvin, and staunchly supported by his successor, Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick. “Our veterans are asked... 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...
Brown bill would balance tax laws for city and county governments The Senate Governmental Operations Committee heard testimony Monday on a bill that would allow local taxing districts to recover lost revenue without exceeding their levy limit. Eighth District Sen. Sharon Brown sponsored Senate Bill 5705 on behalf of the Washington Association of County Officials. “Taxing districts, such as city and... Read More...
Brown champions tax exemption for disabled veterans New 8th District Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, is picking up right where her predecessor left off in looking out for the needs of disabled veterans. The Senate Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing Thursday to discuss Senate Bill 5072, introduced by Brown’s predecessor, former Sen. Jerome Delvin. It... 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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