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The Senate transportation budget and the Tri-Cities In this week’s video update, Sen. Brown explains the state transportation budget, discusses this year’s Senate transportation budget proposal and explains how the plan impacts major transportation infrastructure projects in the Tri-Cities. Read More...
What is the Capital Budget? In this week’s video update, Sen. Brown answers the question: What is the capital budget? She also discusses this year’s Senate capital budget proposal, which contains an unprecedented level of support for education — nearly $2 billion. Read More...
Tri-Tech students come to Olympia to build tiny houses for homeless vets In this week’s video update, Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, welcomes six students and their instructors from the Tri-Tech Skills Center, who were in Olympia this week to help build tiny houses for homeless veterans. Tri-Tech partnerspartners with our local high schools to offer advanced technical and professional training. This tuition... Read More...
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...
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