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Guest op-ed: ‘Double paying’ for clean energy hurts consumers By SEN. SHARON BROWN AND REP. SHELLY SHORT Nobody likes to pay twice for the same thing. Our inherent understanding of value and fairness encompasses this fact. Yet here in Washington state, energy consumers continually see their rates increase as they are forced to pay twice for energy efficiency upgrades... 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...
In the News: Senate bill would benefit manufacturing Sen. Sharon Brown and Kennewick Mayor Steve Young hope a proposed pilot program will help the Tri-Cities and other areas draw in more manufacturers. Together, they came up with an idea that would allow manufacturers to reinvest some of what they would normally pay in business and occupation tax back... Read More...
Brown bill to lower energy costs and create jobs moves to House SB 6058 would allow hydro efficiency improvements to count as renewable under state mandate. Sen. Sharon Brown is calling on the House of Representatives to follow the Senate’s lead and pass her bill to reduce energy costs for residents and employers by formally recognizing incremental hydropower as a renewable form... Read More...
Putting Washingtonians back to work! This week, the Senate focused on advancing a pro-jobs, pro-growth and pro-workers agenda to help improve Washington’s business climate and put Washingtonians back to work again.On Wednesday, several of my colleagues from the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus and House Republican Caucus joined together to announce our “Jobs Now!” plan. One... 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...