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House approves Brown industry-siting bill The House of Representatives today voted 95-2 to approve Sen. Sharon Brown’s legislation to establish an innovative statewide industrial-siting coordination program. “As we continue to move forward with our pandemic recovery efforts, it is important that we look for creative ways to support industry growth,” explained Brown, R-Kennewick. “Industrial symbiosis... Read More...
Senate passes Brown’s bill to create industry-siting program Measure is a smart way to bring industry and environmentalists together, says sponsor Today, the Senate voted 47-0 to approve Sen. Sharon Brown’s legislation to establish an innovative statewide industrial-siting coordination program. “Industrial symbiosis addresses critical needs – the need of industrial business to reduce costs and increase profitability, and... Read More...
Brown calls Inslee reopening decision ‘heartbreaking’ for Tri-Cities Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, released the following statement after Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Benton County will remain stuck in the most restrictive phase of his reopening plan for at least two more weeks. The region designated as South Central, which comprises Kittitas, Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla and... Read More...
Brown-backed bill would safely reopen Tri-Cities Bipartisan measure would move all of Washington to Phase 2 of reopening plan It’s time to safely reopen Washington, says the sponsors of a bipartisan bill that will receive a public hearing on Wednesday. “Families are suffering,” said Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick and one of the co-sponsors of the bill.... Read More...
House approves Brown’s blockchain work group bill Praising the bill as a critical step for everything from job-creation to agriculture to a tool for addressing privacy concerns, members of the House of Representatives unanimously passed Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to establish the Washington Blockchain Work Group. “Taking a look at the possibilities of what blockchain brings, and... Read More...
Senate passes Brown bill to create innovative industry-siting program Today the Senate voted to approve a measure sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown to establish a statewide industrial-siting coordination program, based on a concept known as industrial symbiosis. “Despite the complicated name, the idea behind it is quite simple,” said Brown, R-Kennewick. “Instead of wasting the excess resources generated by... Read More...
Video: Industrial Symbiosis In this week’s video, Sen. Sharon Brown is joined by Rhys Roth, Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure. The two discuss Senate Bill 6430 — Brown’s measure to establish an industrial symbiosis program for Washington. So what on earth is ‘industrial symbiosis?’ Despite the complicated name, the idea... Read More...
Bipartisan support gives businesses break under simplified license bill Businesses in Washington can expect a simpler process for acquiring general business licenses now that the Senate passed legislation to simplify an often confusing and time-consuming process. When businesses operate in more than one city, even when their only operation is making a single delivery in another jurisdiction, a business... Read More...