Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for February 15, 2013 Thank you for reading my e-newsletter! I’ll be sending out new editions weekly as the 2013 legislative session progresses. Please feel free to forward this to any of your friends who might want to recveive it as well. The more participation we can generate, the better representation you will have... Read More...
My statement on the new Hanford tank leak During a news conference Friday afternoon, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that a single shell nuclear waste storage tank at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation outside the Tri-Cities has developed a slow leak. Sen. Sharon Brown, who represents the 8th Legislative District in which Hanford resides, issued the following statement: “This is... Read More...
Sen. Brown’s first week, plus her energy bill Washington State’s 8th District Senator, Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick and Majority Coalition Caucus member, shares a little bit about her first week in office during the 2013 legislative session, how it differs from city government and what her priorities will be this session. Read More...
Brown’s first bill would incentivize energy conservation During public testimony in the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee Thursday, the sponsor of Senate Bill 5648 – Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick – noted that electricity users and providers in Washington have suffered unintended economic hardship due to the provisions of Initiative 937. The measure requires large utilities to... Read More...
Brown champions tax exemption for disabled veterans New 8th District Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, is picking up right where her predecessor left off in looking out for the needs of disabled veterans. The Senate Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing Thursday to discuss Senate Bill 5072, introduced by Brown’s predecessor, former Sen. Jerome Delvin. It... Read More...
Sharon Brown on tax breaks for disabled vets Washington State’s 8th District Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, and newest member of the Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about her support of a bill to help disabled veterans by giving them a tax break when they need to purchase adaptive equipment for their vehicles in order to enter, exit or drive. Read More...
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