Standing up for rural Washington I am pleased to report that two measures we voted on, in a Thursday night session, will have a tremendous benefit for our entire state, our district and especially our friends in rural Washington. After months of debate, the Legislature finally approved a fix to the Supreme Court’s disastrous Hirst... Read More...
Marijuana and Preschools Don’t Mix This week, Sen. Brown discusses her committee assignments for the new session, bills targeting your Second Amendment rights, and Democrat attempts to create a new energy tax. She also explains her bill to protect communities by including private preschools under the rule requiring a 1,000-foot buffer between childcare centers and... Read More...
Brown calls on Olympia to work for ALL of Washington As the 2018 Legislative Session begins, Republicans selected Kennewick Sen. Sharon Brown to deliver the Republican perspective on the State of the State Address. In her speech, Brown called on Governor Jay Inslee and lawmakers of both parties to work together to do what is best for all of Washington... Read More...
2018 Session underway! The 2018 legislative session is underway, and things are already moving along quickly at the Capitol. This is a “supplemental” budget year, meaning the Legislature is tasked with making mid-course corrections to the 2017-19 budget. We will also be working on a variety of other topics, including access to well... 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...
Brown bill to expand ‘Meals on Wheels’ program becomes law Funding must match policy goal, says Tri-Cities lawmaker For homebound Washingtonians who are 60 or older, and unable to cook for themselves, a hot prepared meal can seem more like a rare luxury instead of a common occurrence. Thanks to a bill sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown that was recently... Read More...
Brown applauds decision to locate new SMR simulator in Tri-Cities Kennewick lawmaker calls on House to support growing clean-energy technology Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, today applauded NuScale Power’s announcement that it has commissioned a small modular reactor control-room simulator to be located in its Richland office. “Having visited the NuScale control-room simulator in Corvallis, Oregon, I am thrilled to welcome... Read More...
Legislature tackles mental-health concerns in new laws Governor signs Brown’s ‘Youth Behavioral Health Protection Act’ This year an increasing number of teen suicides and headline-grabbing actions by those suffering from mental illness spurred state lawmakers into passing a number of bills targeted at addressing mental-health concerns. Last week, the governor signed several of those measures. Among them... Read More...
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