Legislature

Braun elected deputy leader of Senate majority The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus has elected Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, as Senate Majority Deputy Leader for the two-year legislative term that begins in 2015.  Braun was already a member of the MCC leadership team and is chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee. “We will have a... Read More...
Join me Tuesday, February 11th at 6:30PM for a Telephone Town Hall! I want to hear from you! I will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.11 and I encourage all 20th District residents to participate. I will be joined by Representatives Richard DeBolt and Ed Orcutt. The community conversation is much like an interactive radio program,... Read More...
Chronicle: Transportation Reform in Washington Can’t Wait Op-ed by Sen. John Braun It’s time to get Washington’s transportation system moving again. Here in Lewis County, we are highly dependent on a functioning highway system, without which our timber industry as well as other businesses would be unable to ship their products. Many people also commute long distances... Read More...
Braun unimpressed by governor’s tax-increase proposal 20th District senator asks why college students pay for state employee pay increases Sen. John Braun’s reaction to the governor’s proposed new taxes totaling $1.4 billion in the next two years, including tax increases on businesses, oil refineries, beer and bottled-water drinkers and out-of-state shoppers, is simple: “What happened to... Read More...
Senators Braun, Holmquist Newbry celebrate passage of pro-jobs agenda Majority Coalition Caucus leaders are pleased with bipartisan support The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, Senators Janéa Holmquist Newbry and John Braun, celebrated the efforts of the Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) to work collaboratively with several members of the minority to pass a number of... Read More...
John Braun on the MCC education reform bills Washington State’s 20th District Senator, John Braun, talks about the landmark education reform bills sponsored by the Majority Coalition Caucus that passed the Washington State Senate during “education day” Wednesday. Read More...
Braun adds several bills to Senate Majority Coalition’s jobs package The Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee voted Wednesday in favor of adding eight bills to the already robust jobs package spearheaded by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus. Sen. John Braun, committee chairman, said each bill passed would help to bring stability, predictability and efficiency to Washington’s private sector. It... Read More...
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