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Keeping clean energy jobs in Washington state Dear Friends, Greetings from Olympia! We are almost one-third of the way through the 2019 legislative session. This week our Capitol campus saw lots of snow and ice – more than Olympia is used to seeing. These snowy conditions did not stop me from making it to my office, and... Read More...
Dear Friends, Greetings from Olympia! This week has been busy with meetings and hearings. I have been very hard at work for the 8th Legislative District during this 105-day session. I want to share information on a bill I’ve introduced that would give local governments the ability to build “business... Read More...
Brown bill on building business ecosystems heard in Senate committee The Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development and Trade Committee today heard a bill sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown that would give local governments the ability to create business ecosystem areas to stimulate economic development. Senate Bill 5564 would create and finance local public improvement projects aimed at encouraging economic development... Read More...
Career Connected Learning Dear Friends, The second week of the 2018 legislative session is drawing to a close. This 105-day session is off to a fast start, and I have been very busy meeting with constituents, attending committee hearings and reading bills. I spent a lot of time this week with my colleagues... Read More...
2019 Session is underway! Dear Friends, Greetings from Olympia! The 2019 legislative session got under way Monday, and things are already moving along quickly at the Capitol. This is a budget year, meaning the Legislature is tasked with approving a budget for the 2019-21 biennium. We will also be working on a variety of... Read More...
NuScale decision a “wake up call for Washington,” Brown says Firm awards steam generator prototype contract to Pennsylvania facility OLYMPIA… A leading developer of advanced nuclear technology has delivered a blow to the state of Washington by announcing plans to build prototype parts for its small module reactors in Pennsylvania, says Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, a member of the Senate... Read More...
Brown secures funding for ‘Meals on Wheels’ program in state budget 2017-19 plan benefits students, vulnerable adults, children, taxpayers, employers When in May, the governor signed Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to expand the state Meals on Wheels program for more Washington seniors, the Tri-Cities lawmaker promised to continue her efforts to make sure that commitment was matched with dollars in the... Read More...