March 14, 2013

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...
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March 07, 2013

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.
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March 01, 2013

Sen John Braun weekly video

In this week’s video, Sen. John Braun discusses several bills that will help the private sector create jobs.
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February 21, 2013

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...
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February 20, 2013

Sen. Braun’s first speech, in which he supports families of fallen soldiers

Sen. John Braun testifying before the Senate floor in support of Senate Bill 5161, which would authorize families of United States armed forces members who died while in service to apply for gold star license plates. This is also Sen. Braun’s first official floor speech in support of a bill....
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February 15, 2013

Braun denounces Senate-minority tax plan but says it deserves fair hearing

While Sen. John Braun has no interest in tax increases, he is interested in bringing more cooperation and bipartisanship to the state Capitol – and that’s why the 20th District lawmaker will spend part of Valentine’s Day listening to proposals from the Senate minority that would raise taxes on Washingtonians...
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February 06, 2013

Braun talks about new workers’ comp. bill

Washington State’s 20th District Senator, John Braun, R-Centrailia, and Chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, says Oregon’s private-insurance option has helped to lower the rates for employers, improve the quality of care for injured workers and reduced the amount of time-loss incurred.
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February 06, 2013

Braun proposes to end state’s monopoly on workers’ compensation coverage

20th District senator’s bill would give employers choice when buying industrial insurance OLYMPIA… Washington is one of only a handful of states that do not allow employers to choose between a state agency and private carriers when shopping for industrial insurance, also known as workers’ compensation. Sen. John Braun says...
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February 04, 2013

Business owners testify in support of workers’ comp reform

Several business owners from around the state talk about supporting reform of the current workers’ compensation system. All of them agreed the cost of the system is wrecking thier chance to pay thier employees more, add new employees, or increase benefits.
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