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Senate work session examines economic impact of slowdown at ports A joint work session held this morning by the Senate Trade and Economic Development and Commerce and Labor committees took a detailed look at the reduction of trade volume at 28 West Coast ports that is crippling Washington’s agricultural community and other trade-dependent businesses. “Washington ports have been losing market... Read More...
Brown’s work on regulatory reform recognized by small business Tri-Cities senator’s 100-percent small-business score earns her ‘Guardian of Small Business’ award Since her arrival in the Legislature, Sen. Sharon Brown has been a vocal advocate for employers and the Senate’s leading voice for regulatory reform, working tirelessly to make it easier for entrepreneurs and small-business owners to grow, expand... Read More...
Senate approves Brown’s ‘Reinvest in Washington Jobs Act’   Brown bill encouraging employers to hire members of the DD community also moves to House Calling it one of the most ingenious ways ever to promote economic development, members of the Washington State Senate today passed the “Reinvest in Washington Jobs Act” by a vote of 45-2. “We’ve heard... Read More...
Video Update for Jan. 30, 2014 Q&A with Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick,  discussing “Jobs Week” in the Senate and her work to make the Tri-Cities and all of Washington a better place for employers to maintain and create new jobs. Read More...
In the News: Bill would provide investment incentives for telecommunications jobs Matt Benoit, Murrow News Service Tri-City Herald Backers of a new state bill say tax exemptions for telecommunications companies could boost Washington’s economy. Senate Bill 6322 would provide the companies with investment incentives by eliminating sales and use taxes applied to the purchase of telecommunications equipment. The exemptions aim to... Read More...
Brown pleased by 8th District tele-town hall turnout More than 3,100 Tri-Cities residents join legislators for community conversation The first question asked during Thursday night’s 8th Legislative District telephone town hall came from a Kennewick resident named John, who wanted to know how Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to increase “green” fuel standards would impact the local economy. That... Read More...