State lawmakers announced a budget agreement Thursday that included a billion-dollar investment in K-12 education and a number of reforms to state government. In addition, 8th District Sen. Sharon Brown said she’s pleased that two of her regulatory streamlining bills will also be signed by the Governor before the end...Read more
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee signs a new two-year budget into law yesterday, avoiding a government shutdown. The governor signed the the $33.6 billion operating budget just one day after the legislature adjourned for the year. Inslee says the budget “will allow the state of Washington to do good things in...Read more
The Washington State Legislature concluded its first special session Tuesday without reaching agreement on a state budget or a number of government reforms. The budget proposal passed by the Senate Saturday includes no new taxes and makes an unprecedented billion-dollar investment in K-12 education specifically in response to a court...Read more
The state Senate today made it clear that helping private businesses create jobs in Washington remains a top priority, passing two comprehensive economic-development reform bills sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick. Senate Bill 5679 and Senate Bill 5718will help reduce the regulatory and clerical burdens faced by private business owners when interacting with state...Read more
Washington State’s 8th District Senator, Sharon Brown, talks with 610 AM KONA’s Ed Dawson about the Legislature finally reaching a budget deal that will prevent a government shutdown and allow lawmakers to end the second special session of 2013. Listen to the tape...Read more
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