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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-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...
VIDEO: Citizens outraged by new fuel tax proposal In this week’s video, we discuss House Bill 1110, the so-called “low-carbon fuel standard.” It’s a controversial scheme that could result in price increases of up to 57 cents per gallon for gasoline and up to 63 cents per gallon for diesel. On March 2, 2020, hundreds of hardworking truck... Read More...
Nuclear power, Inslee taxes and beautiful voices from home In this week’s video update, Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, discusses the fifth week of the 2018 legislative sessions, and shares some of the sights and sounds of Capitol, including a hearing on energy policy, the Republican Leadership Media Availability and a visit by the Tri-Cities’ own Mid-Columbia Mastersingers. Read More...
In the News: Making Washington More Appealing For Manufacturing By Mike Richards -The Lens April 6, 2017 A Senate bill making its way through the Washington State Legislature aims to attract more manufacturing companies to move to the state and incentivize those and any existing businesses to remain and build their projects within Washington. SB 5642, which would offer tax deferrals for eligible manufacturing projects... Read More...
Public weighs in on Brown’s bills to support jobs in clean energy Washington already has a one-stop process for locating major energy facilities; Sen. Sharon Brown has come up with a way to speed the process along and get to the job-creation part sooner. Today the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee held a public hearing on a measure that would streamline... Read More...