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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...
Senate approves bill to add nuclear energy to Green Power Program Today the Senate continued its efforts to add nuclear-generated power to the state’s clean-energy mix. By a bipartisan vote of 29-20, the Senate passed a measure sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown that would include carbon-free nuclear power on the list of alternative-energy sources included in the state’s voluntary Green Power... Read More...
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