Senate passes Brown measures on nuclear education and jobs Today the Senate approved two measures sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown aimed at supporting nuclear education and preparing the state to attract more economic development and jobs tied to the nuclear power industry. Brown, a member of the Senate’s energy committee and the Legislature’s leading advocate for nuclear power, called... Read More...
Senate passes Brown’s bills to encourage job growth Community Prosperity and Revitalization (CPR) Act will help resuscitate local economies, says Brown Today the Senate voted 30-19 to pass the Community Prosperity and Revitalization (CPR) Act, aimed at helping local communities create jobs by speeding up the permitting process for large-scale projects of statewide significance. Earlier today the Senate... Read More...
Senate supports Brown’s call for action on federal nuclear-waste repository The Senate today unanimously adopted Senate Joint Memorial 8000, a measure introduced by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, which asks Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Energy to establish and develop a permanent federal nuclear-waste repository. “In order for Washington to make the most of its... Read More...
Senate adopts Brown resolution on Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week A Richland grandmother’s story led Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, to introduce a resolution today to recognize and celebrate the American Heart Association’s designation of the week of Feb. 7-14 in 2015 and each succeeding year as Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. “Camden is three years old and it is his... Read More...
Bridges to a Better Government: Live from the Tri-Cities… Live from the Tri-Cities… Greetings from Olympia! We are now one-quarter of the way through the 2015 legislative session. This week we spent time both in committees hearing testimony on legislation and on the Senate floor voting on bills. We also held a work session this week in the Senate... Read More...
Senate work session examines importance of STEM education   Delta High School students among those testifying via ground-breaking technology live from Columbia Basin College     A work session held this morning by the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee examined the importance of having a skilled and well-educated workforce and took an in-depth look at the role of science,... Read More...
Brown measures to expand use of nuclear power clear Senate energy committee Today the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee approved a package of bills aimed at encouraging and expanding the use of nuclear power as part of the state’s carbon-reduction strategies. Sen. Sharon Brown, a member of the committee and the Legislature’s leading advocate for nuclear power, introduced the four measures,... Read More...