Brown calls Inslee reopening decision ‘heartbreaking’ for Tri-Cities Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, released the following statement after Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Benton County will remain stuck in the most restrictive phase of his reopening plan for at least two more weeks. The region designated as South Central, which comprises Kittitas, Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla and... Read More...
Brown’s “Youth Empowered to Speak-up” bill receives Senate hearing Measure would create confidential youth-safety and well-being tip line  Today the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee’s Behavioral Health Subcommittee held a hearing on Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to implement the Youth Empowered to Speak-up (YES) program statewide. Senate Bill 5327 would create a tip line and mobile app to... Read More...
Video: Youth Empowered to Speak-up In this week’s video, Sen. Brown discusses her efforts to implement the Youth Empowered to Speak-up program statewide. Her legislation, Senate Bill 5327, would create a tip line and app to allow students to confidentially report potential self-harm or criminal activities directed at schools, students or school employees. In the... 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...
Can your voice still be heard in this very different session? Greetings from Olympia! The 2021 legislative session is under way, but it doesn’t look anything like any session we have had before. Due to the rule changes made by the Legislature’s majority party because of COVID-19, this session will be conducted primarily online, with only a few select lawmakers and... Read More...
Brown bills signed by governor Measures would aid those with disabilities or dealing with a diabetes-related eating disorder  Two measures introduced by Sen. Sharon Brown during this year’s regular legislative session were signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee at the governor’s office. The new laws, which both originated with ideas from Brown’s 8th Legislative District... Read More...
VIDEO: Parents protest explicit sex ed for kindergartners In this week’s video, on Sen. Brown discusses Senate Bill 5395, the controversial sex education bill. On March 11, 2020, thousands of parents, educators and students from around the state gathered in Olympia to voice their strong opposition to the measure requiring comprehensive sexual health education be taught in all... Read More...
In the home stretch There is less than one week left in the 2020 legislative session. On Friday the Senate completed its work on legislation not necessary to implement the budget that was passed and sent to us by the House of Representatives. On Saturday, the Senate was in session to begin what we... Read More...