This week, the Senate focused on advancing a pro-jobs, pro-growth and pro-workers agenda to help improve Washington’s business climate and put Washingtonians back to work again.On Wednesday, several of my colleagues from the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus and House Republican Caucus joined together to announce our “Jobs Now!” plan.
One of the key bills in our jobs agenda is my permitting bill. Senate Bill 6045, if passed, would promote economic development by enhancing the transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes. The bill reflects the state auditor’s recommendations, published in December, on improving the timeliness and predictability of state-agency permitting. Its goal is to provide improved customer service and predictability for Washington job creators.