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May 14, 2015

Sen. Braun’s E-newsletter – May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015 Budget Update: Day 15 of the Special Session We are now half-way through the 2015 special session. The Legislature was convened by the governor for 30 days to finish work on the operating budget that should have been completed in the 105-day regular session. During that time...
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April 20, 2015

Sen. Braun’s E-newsletter – April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent telephone town-hall meeting. We had record participation this year of over 1,900, and we discussed a wide range of issues. Your input is invaluable as I work to represent you here in Olympia. The...
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March 31, 2015

Senate budget moves state forward with no new taxes

The Senate Majority Coalition’s budget proposal makes education the top priority and delivers tax relief and college affordability to families across Washington without raising taxes. Senate budget leaders released their 2015-17 state operating budget proposal today committed to capturing savings and keeping the state’s economy moving with more investments in...
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March 25, 2015

Home care union contract poses big issues

This post originally appeared on the leadership blog of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, Exit 105. Fifteen years ago, home care workers and others like them were the last great frontier for public-employee-union organizing efforts nationwide. They didn’t look like state employees, they didn’t work like state employees, but they collected...
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March 17, 2015

Braun, Orcutt holding telephone town hall March 24

Contact: Laudan Espinoza, Senior Information Officer – (360) 786-7504 – Sen. Braun 20th District legislators Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, and Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, will hold an hour-long telephone town hall on Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. The phone number for the telephone town hall is (360) 302-3005. During the...
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March 10, 2014

Legislative Update – March 8, 2014

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January 30, 2014

Senate Announces Jobs Now! Initiative – Passes Worker Recovery Act

Senate passes Worker Recovery Act and other job-creation bills Legislators follow votes with announcement of ‘Jobs Now!’ plan to create, save jobs Sen. John Braun, R- Centralia cosponsor of legislation aimed at reducing barriers for injured workers voted in favor of the Worker Recovery Act, Senate Bill 5127. The Senate...
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January 13, 2014

Pension reform must start at the top with elected officials

State Senator John Braun – “If 401(k) plans are good enough for Boeing machinists, they should be good enough for those who hold elected office.” Via KPLU radio — “Republican John Braun on Wednesday said he will introduce legislation to end pensions for all elected officials in Washington. Click here...
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November 10, 2013

Braun supports incentives for aerospace, insists on transportation reform before revenue

Sen. John Braun supported measures passed by the Legislature today that will encourage growth in the state’s aerospace industry and give Boeing more incentive to produce its new 777X aircraft in Washington. Although he remains concerned about state government showing favoritism toward certain large employers, Braun is convinced this legislation...
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