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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...
Tri-City Senators honor cowboys and cowgirls in Olympia Around 500 pounds of tri-tip beef sandwiches were served to Capitol campus staff and visitors Thursday in honor of “Beef Day,” an annual event hosted by the Washington Cattlemen’s Association to promote cattle, ranching and dairy industries in the state. Earlier in the day, Tri-City Senators Sharon Brown and Mike... Read More...
Bridges: Two weeks to go and still a lot of work to do! It’s hard to believe that today is the last day of February and that Monday will be the 50th day of our 60-day session. The pace at the Capitol has quickened as the deadlines that help keep this place moving continue to tick off one by one. Click here to... Read More...
Bridges: Dead or Alive? On Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Doc Hastings and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers stopped by for a visit with Senate Republicans. They represent Central and Eastern Washington in Washington D.C., and it’s always great when they can visit with us in Olympia. Congresswoman McMorris-Rodgers also helped us celebrate a record number of Republican women... 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...
Some love for the Tri-Cities in Olympia Greetings Tri-Cities and Happy V-Day! Boy did the Tri-Cities get a lot of love this week in Olympia. On Thursday, together with Sen. Mike Hewitt from the 16th District and Sen. Mark Schoesler from the 9th District, we hosted the Annual Tri-Cities Legislative Reception in honor of Tri-Cities Legislative Day.... 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...