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Sen. Braun jobs press conference Senators John Braun (R-Centralia), Janéa Holmquist Newbry (R-Moses Lake) and Sharon Brown (R-Kennewick) celebrate the efforts of the Majority Coalition Caucus by holding a press conference with members of the business community. They talked about their ability to work collaboratively with several members of the minority to pass a number... Read More...
Braun pleased that four of his pro-job bills pass Senate 20th District lawmaker’s measures reflects his dedication to private-sector jobs The Senate voted Monday in favor of four bills introduced by Sen. John Braun, who said each bill passed would help to bring stability, predictability and efficiency to Washington’s private sector. “Yesterday the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus confirmed its commitment... Read More...
Braun pleased with bipartisan support for fight against human trafficking Sen. John Braun is pleased with Monday’s unanimous Senate votes for two bills aimed at fighting human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. Senate Bill 5669 would provide law-enforcement officers and the criminal-justice system with more tools to go after traffickers, and Senate Bill 5488 would establish an enhanced... Read More...
Majority Coalition leaders laud committee chairs for bipartisan accomplishments New leadership delivering on commitment to bring new way of governing to Senate Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, D-Bellevue, and Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, today applauded the Senate’s committee chairs for their even-handed approach to moving legislation forward by Friday’s deadline for policy committees to act on Senate... Read More...
Senate Trade & Economic Development leader celebrates progress Yesterday was the last day legislators voted on policy bills in the Senate Trade & Economic Development Committee. The meeting was focused on passing bills that would help private sector job growth or increase global competitiveness. “We had several complex issues in front of us this year, which required more... Read More...
Sen. Braun’s fourth weekly video In this week’s video, Sen. John Braun discusses first cutoff, stabilizing the private sector, improved education funding, jobs and adding a private option to the state’s monopolistic workers’ compensation system. Read More...
Sen. Braun’s third weekly video Senator John Braun, R-Centralia, talks about training wage, teen unemployment, jobs and tax reform. Did you know that teen unemployment went from 102,465 in 2001 to 56,153 in 2011*? A bill introduced in the legislature will try to help. *Numbers based on a report issued by the Washington State Employment... Read More...
Sen. Braun’s second weekly video Senator John Braun discusses jobs and education reform during his weekly video. He also talks about his decision to repeal the insurance portion of family leave./ Read More...