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...
House approves Brown’s blockchain work group bill Praising the bill as a critical step for everything from job-creation to agriculture to a tool for addressing privacy concerns, members of the House of Representatives unanimously passed Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to establish the Washington Blockchain Work Group. “Taking a look at the possibilities of what blockchain brings, and... Read More...
VIDEO: Protecting our Hanford workers In this week’s video, we discuss the importance of protecting our Hanford workers, and providing them with the resources necessary for them to get proper medical care. We’re joined by Nickolas Bumpaos, President of  the Central Washington Building Trades Council. Read More...
Ending government greed When is enough enough? As I finished up my work in Olympia for the week and waited for my flight back to the Tri-Cities, that was the question to which I kept coming back. The extremely busy and eventful sixth week of this 2020 legislative session clarified two things for... Read More...
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...