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Braun: Stark differences between House and Senate budget proposals Braun: Stark differences between House and Senate budget proposals
With release of distinctly different supplemental budget proposals by Democrats in the House of Representatives and Senate, Sen. John Braun sees significant, but not impossible challenges ahead for the two majorities to find common ground before the legislative session ends Mar. 8. Braun, R-Centralia, serves as the ranking member on...
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Braun: Senate budget proposal a positive step, despite significant issues to address
Braun: Senate budget proposal a positive step, despite significant issues to address
Sen. John Braun said the new supplemental budget proposal publicly released by Senate Democrats earlier today leaves the door open for bipartisan engagement. Lawmakers are in the final stretch of a short 60-day session to update the state’s two-year operating budget, passed last year. “Early indicators show that the Senate...
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Telephone Town Hall Meeting Telephone Town Hall Meeting
Please join me for a telephone town hall meeting on Monday, February 19. The community conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last one hour. Representative Ed Orcutt and I will share a brief update on the 2018 legislative session and spend most of the time answering your questions. The event is much like...
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Property tax relief achievable with strong revenue growth Property tax relief achievable with strong revenue growth
Following yet another positive revenue forecast, Sen. John Braun said property tax relief in 2018 was not only achievable but an obvious choice. Education funding legislation approved last year increased the 2018 state property tax before local levies are reduced in 2019 as part of transitioning to a new funding...
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