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Time for Olympia to get “Smart on Crime”   In this week’s video update, Sen. Sharon Brown shares highlights from Week 11 of the 2017 Legislative Session. Among other topics, Sen. Brown discusses the “Smart on Crime” bill, which looks to use savings and efficiency improvements in the criminal justice system to help fund enhanced sentences for sexual... Read More...
Preventing youth suicides In this week’s video, I discuss the Youth Behavioral Health Protection Act — my bill to encourage better integration of mental health services into primary pediatric care.  Senate Bill 5779 is a way to streamline care and better identify the mental-health needs of children, who often go untreated for serious and even... Read More...
Senate Sessions Update for the 8th Week of the 2017 Session In this week’s update, Sen. Brown discusses fiscal committee cut-off and two of her bills that were approved by the Senate this week. Senate Bill 5051, which passed unanimously, requires the Department of Natural Resources to give 180-days written notice before terminating an agricultural land lease early. Josh McDonald, executive... Read More...
Policy Cut Off 2017: Dead or Alive? Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, discusses which her bills are still alive following the first major deadline of 2017 legislative session: Policy Committee Cut Off.  Friday, Feb. 17 was the deadline for all policy bills to pass out of committee. Friday, Feb. 24 is the deadline for the fiscal committees —... Read More...
2017 Tri-Cities Day a big success Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, shares video and photos from this year’s Tri-Cities Day. Sen. Brown was able to take part in a briefing on Developing a Workforce for a Clean Energy Future. It was a great opportunity for her to answer questions and delve into some of the legislative solutions she has introduced... Read More...
Week 5 in the 2017 Session Each year, some of our great citizens, industry representatives and employers come to the Capitol to share their expertise with lawmakers from across the state and hear briefings on issues affecting our community. Many come to testify on bills that directly impact the Tri-Cities. …On Thursday, the Senate Energy committee will... Read More...
Invest in Washington Jobs Program in the spotlight Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, discusses the success of her Invest in Washington Jobs pilot program, talks with Marcus Mosley of program participant Shelby Super Cars, and previews her bill to expand the program and create more Washington state jobs. Read More...
Senate Session for Week 3 of the 2017 Session In this week’s video, Sen. Sharon Brown discusses the Ag Committee hearing on her bill to give adequate written notice to those leasing land from the Department of Natural Resources prior to termination of a lease. She also reviews her latest bills, and provides an update on the budget process. Read More...
Farmers hurt by DNR to get hearing This week’s Senate Session video focuses on Benton County farmers hurt by DNR’s sudden cancellation of land leases. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19 at 8AM in the Senate Ag Committee. Read More...
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