Getting things done! With this week’s Bridges to a Better Government, I am highlighting a few of my bills that moved through the Senate in advance of today’s cutoff deadline. I had several bills make it, including a couple that focus on promoting emerging technology in the energy field. My bills to encourage... 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...
Brown’s nuclear SMR, hydropower bills passed by Senate Today the Senate advanced two measures sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown aimed at encouraging and expanding the use of carbon-free power and emerging energy technologies – including incremental hydropower, nuclear power and small modular reactors. “We all support clean energy, but the key is doing so in a way that... Read More...
Senate passes Brown’s bill to encourage job growth Community Prosperity and Revitalization (CPR) Act will help resuscitate local economies, says Brown Today the Senate voted 28-21 to pass the Community Prosperity and Revitalization (CPR) Act, aimed at helping local communities create jobs by speeding up the permitting process for large-scale projects of statewide significance. Sen. Sharon Brown, deputy... Read More...
Action moves to the Senate floor This is the 8th week of the 2017 legislative session and many measures are moving forward in Olympia. On Monday the Senate passed two of my bills with broad bipartisan support, and even more could be approved in the next couple of days. We will continue voting on Senate bills... 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...
Senate passes two Brown measures on first full day of voting Bills dealing with the termination of DNR leases and wineries aim at solving local problems On Monday, the first day set aside solely for voting in the Senate chamber this year, the Senate approved two measures from Sen. Sharon Brown aimed at addressing statewide problems brought to the senator by... Read More...
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