Brown’s blockchain work group bill passes Senate unanimously Sen. Sharon Brown’s efforts to position Washington as a leader on blockchain technology took a big step forward with today’s unanimous Senate passage of her bill to establish the Washington Blockchain Work Group. “Every day, companies are adopting blockchain technology to improve delivery of services,” explained Brown, R-Kennewick. “This bill... Read More...
Senate passes Brown bill to create innovative industry-siting program Today the Senate voted to approve a measure sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown to establish a statewide industrial-siting coordination program, based on a concept known as industrial symbiosis. “Despite the complicated name, the idea behind it is quite simple,” said Brown, R-Kennewick. “Instead of wasting the excess resources generated by... Read More...
No love for the taxpayer Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope this update finds you well and your life full of love and joy. Week five of the 2020 legislative session was spent mostly on the Senate floor voting on bills previously approved by their assigned committees. Several of my bills survived the cut-off deadlines and... Read More...
Video: No love from the Taxman   In this week’s video, we look at the series of new and higher taxes proposed by the majority party. It’s no coincidence that the first bill of the session signed into law by Governor Inslee is SB 6492 — the Democrat’s $1 billion tax hike do-over bill. Despite continuing... Read More...
Video: Industrial Symbiosis In this week’s video, Sen. Sharon Brown is joined by Rhys Roth, Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure. The two discuss Senate Bill 6430 — Brown’s measure to establish an industrial symbiosis program for Washington. So what on earth is ‘industrial symbiosis?’ Despite the complicated name, the idea... Read More...
Tri-Cities Day comes to Olympia! Week three is in the books, and what a week it was! Not only did three of my bills advance in the legislative process, but the Senate also passed my resolution declaring January to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The Senate also had a vigorous debate over taxes, as the... Read More...