Legislative Update – April 30, 2014


We adjourned this legislative session in March on time and on budget. During the following weeks, the Governor signed various bills passed by the Legislature, and I had the opportunity to see some of the bills I sponsored or their companion bills signed into law. Our work on the budget this year was challenging, but the version delivered to the Governor passed with an overwhelming majority, 48-1 in the Senate. This session my focus has been to make our government more efficient and create a climate where businesses can thrive and create jobs. I have also worked with my colleagues to make sure that the state is meeting its obligation to fund basic education. More than two-thirds of the new revenue has gone to funding basic education in this year’s supplemental operating budget. In addition to these successes, our community will see real benefits in terms of increased school funding, more efficient forest land management and, most importantly,  no new taxes.

It is an honor to serve as your state senator. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to my office.


John Braun,

20th District Senator

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