The clock is ticking! Policy committees approaching key deadline Today the Legislature will reach an important deadline; it is the last day policy committees can vote on Senate bills. Next Tuesday, Feb. 6, is the last day for Senate fiscal committees (Ways and Means; Transportation) to vote on Senate bills that have an effect on the state budget. …It... Read More...
Brown’s bills advance as Senate reaches key deadline In her video update for the 4th week of the 2018 Legislative Session, Sen. Sharon Brown discusses three of her bills dealing, which received hearings this week prior to a key committee deadline. The bills range from dealing with youth suicide prevention and expanding exploration of geothermal energy. She also... Read More...
A taste of the Tri-Cities in Olympia The 2018 legislative session is approaching an important deadline. Next Friday, Feb. 2, is the last day for Senate committees to take action on their own bills, except for bills with a cost attached that will impact state budgets (those bills have until Feb. 6 to see committee action). With... Read More...
Hirst, the Capital Budget and Jobs! In her video update for the third week of the 2018 legislative session, Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, discusses the details of the Hirst water fix and the major wins for the Tri-Cities in the newly adopted capital budget, and explains how two of her bills are set to create new jobs... Read More...
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...
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