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...
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...