Operating Budget

June 11, 2013

Braun comments on special session, reforms

Washington State’s 20th District Senator, John Braun, R-Centralia, talks about the budget impasse that appears to be necessitating a second special session, plus he comments on the workers’ compensation reform package recently passed by the Senate.
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April 01, 2013

Sen. Braun on the governor’s tax-heavy budget

Washington State’s 20th District Senator, John Braun, R-Centralia, comments on Governor Inslee’s proposed state operating budget which relies heavily on new and increased taxes and more government spending.
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March 28, 2013

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...
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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 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 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 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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January 28, 2013

Braun bill would help relieve business burdens

Washington State’s 20th District Senator, John Braun, R-Centrailia, and Chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, talks about his bill to help businesses in Washington State by repealing the never-funded paid family leave insurance provision of the 2007 family and medical leave act.
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