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...
Fairness for taxpayers Today the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus welcomed two friends who were in town – Congressman Dan Newhouse and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The two federal lawmakers briefed us on the very active agenda back in the other Washington, including steps being taken to reduce needless regulations and help job-creation. I am... Read More...
Policy Cut Off 2017: Dead or Alive? Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, discusses which her bills are still alive following the first major deadline of 2017 legislative session: Policy Committee Cut Off.  Friday, Feb. 17 was the deadline for all policy bills to pass out of committee. Friday, Feb. 24 is the deadline for the fiscal committees —... Read More...
Nuclear bills beat committee deadline This week in Olympia saw several packed committee meetings as we quickly approach the Friday deadline for bills to be advanced out of the Senate’s 12 policy committees. Many of the nuclear- and emerging energy bills that I have introduced not only received hearings last week, but were also approved... Read More...
2017 Tri-Cities Day a big success Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, shares video and photos from this year’s Tri-Cities Day. Sen. Brown was able to take part in a briefing on Developing a Workforce for a Clean Energy Future. It was a great opportunity for her to answer questions and delve into some of the legislative solutions she has introduced... Read More...
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