Legislators from the 20th District to hold telephone town hall
Sen. John Braun and Reps. Richard DeBolt and Ed Orcutt are hosting a telephone town-hall meeting April 3 at 6:30 pm. All citizens from the 20th Legislative District are invited to participate in the community conversation. Constituents can participate from the comfort of their own home by calling toll-free 1-877-229-8493...
Braun bill allowing private-school online courses receives public hearing in House
Today the state House Education Committee heard testimony from Sen. John Braun regarding Senate Bill 5496, the measure he introduced that would give private schools the same ability to offer online school programs as public schools. The bill would help schools like Centralia Christian School and St. Joseph Catholic School,...
Braun supports Majority Coalition Caucus plan to reduce tuition by 3 percent
10-3-50 plan will also provide additional investments in high-demand STEM degrees Sen. John Braun is co-sponsoring a plan to fund higher education unveiled yesterday by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus. It’s aimed at reducing tuition for students enrolled in college, increasing spending on public universities and community colleges, and creating...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.