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Brown leads Senate in recalling contributions of late Senator Max Benitz A life dedicated to public service led Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, to introduce a resolution commemorating one of her 8th Legislative District predecessors, the late Sen. Max Benitz, for his work in agriculture, education, and energy. Senate Resolution 8697 was approved last Friday. “Senator Benitz helped pave the way for... Read More...
Senate panel considers Brown bill to meet federal clean-power standards 8th District lawmaker’s measure would maximize use of nuclear in state carbon-reduction strategy Today a measure aimed at maximizing the use of nuclear power in the state’s carbon-reduction strategy received a hearing before the Senate energy committee. Sen. Sharon Brown, the Legislature’s leading advocate for nuclear power and sponsor of... Read More...
Senate panel unanimously approves Jason’s Law Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to strengthen vehicular-homicide guidelines one step closer to becoming law Today the Senate Law and Justice Committee unanimously approved a bill that would strengthen the state’s vehicular-homicide sentencing guidelines.  The measure, known as Jason’s Law, is sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown. She and Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant... Read More...
Senator takes action on new report related to small modular reactors Sen. Sharon Brown encouraged by the role SMRs can play in job creation for the Tri-Cities; introduces legislation based on report recommendations On Tuesday the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council released a promising report highlighting the potential for small modular nuclear reactors to play a significant role in providing... Read More...
Brown, Padden: Remote testimony options to expand in 2016 session Remote video-testimony options will expand in 2016 in the Washington state Senate, an important development for residents of Eastern Washington – and for anyone hoping to avoid a trip to the Capitol. Next year committees in all five Senate meeting rooms will be able to view video testimony offered via... Read More...
Legislature passes Brown plan to encourage job growth Invest in Washington Jobs pilot program would help create new manufacturing and construction jobs Sen. Sharon Brown, chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, has made attracting employers to Washington and helping them create jobs her top priorities since coming to the Senate. Today, the Legislature passed her... Read More...
Senate passes Brown measure on clean-energy education and nuclear jobs Today the Senate approved a measure sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown aimed at supporting nuclear education and preparing the state to attract more economic development and jobs tied to the nuclear-power industry. Senate Bill 5113, which passed by a vote of 31-12, would require the Department of Commerce to coordinate... Read More...
Brown’s Residential Construction Recovery Act signed by governor Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5923, also known as the Residential Construction Recovery Act, which helps residential builders defer payment of impact fees. The measure was sponsored by 8th District Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick. “The middle and working-classes were hammered by the Great Recession and perhaps no industry... Read More...
Brown comments on Senate budget slated for vote today Tri-Cities lawmaker applauds the no-new taxes, pro-education budget After a marathon session that saw more than 70 amendments and floor discussions that finally adjourned at 4:15 a.m. Friday, lawmakers are poised to take a final vote today on the Washington State Senate’s two-year, operating budget proposal. Sen. Sharon Brown, the... Read More...
Nuclear technology is the new way to go green This post originally appeared on the leadership blog of the Majority Coalition Caucus, Exit 105. In an era when carbon emissions are becoming a major concern and clean energy is a popular cause, Washington is poised to become a center for the development of one of the greenest technologies around.... Read More...
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