Economy

EDITORIAL: Business reforms are key to Tri-Cities job creation By Senator Sharon Brown Special to the Tri-City Herald The most efficient way to create jobs and stimulate a lackluster economy is to help businesses find more time and resources. Business owners who don’t have to spend time and money wading through the complex system of rules and regulations will... Read More...
Brown disappointed by House’s inability to conclude business Shortly after the gavels fell Sunday night, bringing an end to the 105-day 2013 session of the Washington State Legislature, Sen. Sharon Brown expressed her dismay that a special session is now required to continue the state’s unfinished business. Brown, a Republican from Kennewick, says the overtime session should never... Read More...
Senate passes historic bipartisan budget Last Friday, the Senate adopted a bipartisan operating budget that would spend more on basic and higher education while addressing the needs of Washington’s most vulnerable citizens, all without raising taxes. The measure passed by a vote of 30-18. The $33.3 billion, two-year spending plan would increase state support for... Read More...
Brown business-friendly bills head to House of Representatives The Washington State Senate today passed two comprehensive economic-development reform bills that would help businesses in Washington to not only survive but also create jobs. Senate Bill 5679 and Senate Bill 5680, sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, are considered priority bills for the Senate’s bipartisan Majority Coalition Caucus. “My... Read More...
Quartet of Brown job-creation bills considered by Senate committee Today the Senate Committee on Trade and Economic Development listened to Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, testify about how her comprehensive economic-development reform package would help businesses in Washington to not only survive but create jobs. Senate Bills 5679, 5680, 5718, and 5765 – all introduced by Brown – are high-priority... Read More...