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Braun dismayed by Democrat support for property-tax hikes Braun dismayed by Democrat support for property-tax hikes
OLYMPIA…Less than two years after legislators brought Washington’s school-funding approach into the 21st century by rebalancing state and local school-levy rates, Democrat members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee are supporting a return to higher local school taxes. Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia and an architect of the landmark education-funding...
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Braun sees proposed Senate budget as ‘good start’ but remains concerned about spending level, new taxes Braun sees proposed Senate budget as ‘good start’ but remains concerned about spending level, new taxes
OLYMPIA…Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia and budget leader for the Senate Republican Caucus, said this about the 2019-21 state operating budget proposed today by the Senate majority: “The Legislature is well-positioned this year to pass a budget that would support major new investments in bipartisan priorities, like special education and mental-health...
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Braun plan for expanding mental-health treatment capacity becomes part of Senate capital-budget package Braun plan for expanding mental-health treatment capacity becomes part of Senate capital-budget package
OLYMPIA…Sen. John Braun’s proposed $500 million investment in mental-health treatment capacity is now embedded in the 2019-21 capital budget proposed Wednesday in the Senate. Braun said the capital budget’s authors are looking to put the unprecedented infusion of funding toward a new teaching hospital at the University of Washington, to...
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Braun to hold Chehalis town hall March 30 Braun to hold Chehalis town hall March 30
OLYMPIA…Sen. John Braun is inviting 20th Legislative District residents to a town hall in Chehalis from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The meeting will be at the Veterans Memorial Museum, at 100 S.W. Veterans Way. Braun, R-Centralia, said he chose the date because Democrats who have majorities in...
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