Greetings from Olympia! The 2019 legislative session got under way Monday, and things are already moving along quickly at the Capitol.
This is a budget year, meaning the Legislature is tasked with approving a budget for the 2019-21 biennium. We will also be working on a variety of other topics, including the needs of our mental health system, clean nuclear energy and STEM education.
Democrats have larger majorities in both the Senate and House now because of the November elections. We will have to work harder than ever to make sure that the voices of the Tri-Cities are heard and that the Legislature works to address the needs of all of Washington.
It was an honor to be selected by my colleagues to serve as Senate Republican Caucus Deputy Leader. This year six of the eight positions on the caucus leadership team are occupied by women!
If there is anything I can do for you related to the Legislature or working with a state agency, I encourage you to contact me. I am always happy to help.
Thank you for the honor of serving as your state senator. If you have questions about anything in this report, or anything else related to the Legislature, please give me a call at (360) 786-7614 or send me an email at Sharon.Brown@leg.wa.gov. I always appreciate hearing from you.
Thank you for the honor of serving you in Olympia.