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Students are now missing school, statewide officials absent
Students are now missing school, statewide officials absent
For one week and counting top state officials have been unresponsive to a request from Sen. John Braun to help prevent school closures. On Aug. 24 the Senate Republican budget leader sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal...
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Braun calls on state’s top officials to ensure school starts on time
Braun calls on state’s top officials to ensure school starts on time
With the threat of teacher strikes looming in local school districts throughout the state, Sen. John Braun called on Washington’s top elected officials to fulfill their moral and legal obligation to ensure students can return to the classroom on time. On Thursday Braun sent a letter to Washington state’s governor,...
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Real results for mental-health care requires real leadership
Real results for mental-health care requires real leadership
Sen. John Braun continued calling for significant mental-health reforms and effective executive leadership following Monday morning’s announcement that Western State Hospital, the state’s largest mental-health treatment facility, has lost federal Medicare certification and the more than $50 million in federal funding that went with certification. “Washington residents need and deserve...
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Prioritizing students allowed Legislature to amply fund schools, state must protect and maintain investments
Prioritizing students allowed Legislature to amply fund schools, state must protect and maintain investments
With the Washington State Supreme Court announcing Thursday that the state has complied with its constitutional obligation to amply fund public schools, Sen. John Braun offered the following statement. Braun, R-Centralia, served as chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee in 2017 and was the prime sponsor of the...
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