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Braun says new revenue forecast makes new taxes even less necessary Braun says new revenue forecast makes new taxes even less necessary
OLYMPIA…The first state revenue forecast for 2019, adopted today, continues a streak of good financial news for lawmakers, with an additional $860 million anticipated to come in over the next two budget cycles: $307 million more for the remainder of the 2017-19 fiscal biennium, which ends June 30, and another...
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Senate backs Braun measures to address mismanagement, improve care for developmentally disabled Washingtonians Senate backs Braun measures to address mismanagement, improve care for developmentally disabled Washingtonians
OLYMPIA…The Senate today gave unanimous approval to bills from Sen. John Braun aimed at addressing concerns about the care of developmentally disabled Washingtonians and the management of health care for low-income residents. “It’s wrong that developmentally disabled people who don’t have medical needs are effectively being abandoned at hospitals –...
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Braun pleased by Senate support for special-ed proposals Braun pleased by Senate support for special-ed proposals
  OLYMPIA…The state Senate today gave overwhelming support to a pair of bills intended to improve the delivery of special-education services in Washington’s public schools. Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, is the prime sponsor of one of those measures: Senate Bill 5532, which focuses on policy changes to support families and...
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Braun questions bill to stall move to smaller K-3 class sizes Braun questions bill to stall move to smaller K-3 class sizes
OLYMPIA…Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, said he is dismayed by new legislation that would again delay long-standing efforts to reduce K-3 class sizes. Braun, an architect of the landmark education-funding updates enacted in 2017, had cautioned against the same move in 2018: “Research shows that smaller class sizes in grades K-3...
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