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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...
Brown to continue work on regulatory reform New performance audit echoes senator’s call for quicker, more predictable permitting State Senator Sharon Brown today called on her colleagues in the state Legislature to continue efforts to improve the permitting process for Washington employers, citing a new performance audit released by the State Auditor’s Office (SAO). “Last session, I... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government E-Newsletter for June 30, 2013 I fought hard to represent our district and as a result, Delta High School will receive $5.4 million in new funding. Delta is a shining example of a leader in statewide education. Their focus on the key STEM education areas (science, technology, engineering, and math) and ability to weave English,... Read More...
Brown praises budget deal’s investment in education, job creation State lawmakers announced a budget agreement Thursday that included a billion-dollar investment in K-12 education and a number of reforms to state government. In addition, 8th District Sen. Sharon Brown said she’s pleased that two of her regulatory streamlining bills will also be signed by the Governor before the end... Read More...
Brown’s job-creating reform bills pass unanimously in Senate The state Senate today made it clear that helping private businesses create jobs in Washington remains a top priority, passing two comprehensive economic-development reform bills sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick. Senate Bill 5679 and Senate Bill 5718 will help reduce the regulatory and clerical burdens faced by private business... Read More...