Brown bills signed by governor Measures would aid those with disabilities or dealing with a diabetes-related eating disorder  Two measures introduced by Sen. Sharon Brown during this year’s regular legislative session were signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee at the governor’s office. The new laws, which both originated with ideas from Brown’s 8th Legislative District... Read More...
VIDEO: Parents protest explicit sex ed for kindergartners In this week’s video, on Sen. Brown discusses Senate Bill 5395, the controversial sex education bill. On March 11, 2020, thousands of parents, educators and students from around the state gathered in Olympia to voice their strong opposition to the measure requiring comprehensive sexual health education be taught in all... Read More...
In the home stretch There is less than one week left in the 2020 legislative session. On Friday the Senate completed its work on legislation not necessary to implement the budget that was passed and sent to us by the House of Representatives. On Saturday, the Senate was in session to begin what we... Read More...
VIDEO: Citizens outraged by new fuel tax proposal In this week’s video, we discuss House Bill 1110, the so-called “low-carbon fuel standard.” It’s a controversial scheme that could result in price increases of up to 57 cents per gallon for gasoline and up to 63 cents per gallon for diesel. On March 2, 2020, hundreds of hardworking truck... Read More...
House approves Brown’s blockchain work group bill Praising the bill as a critical step for everything from job-creation to agriculture to a tool for addressing privacy concerns, members of the House of Representatives unanimously passed Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to establish the Washington Blockchain Work Group. “Taking a look at the possibilities of what blockchain brings, and... Read More...
VIDEO: Protecting our Hanford workers In this week’s video, we discuss the importance of protecting our Hanford workers, and providing them with the resources necessary for them to get proper medical care. We’re joined by Nickolas Bumpaos, President of  the Central Washington Building Trades Council. Read More...
Ending government greed When is enough enough? As I finished up my work in Olympia for the week and waited for my flight back to the Tri-Cities, that was the question to which I kept coming back. The extremely busy and eventful sixth week of this 2020 legislative session clarified two things for... Read More...