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...
Braun adds several bills to Senate Majority Coalition’s jobs package The Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee voted Wednesday in favor of adding eight bills to the already robust jobs package spearheaded by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus. Sen. John Braun, committee chairman, said each bill passed would help to bring stability, predictability and efficiency to Washington’s private sector. It... 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...
Braun talks about new workers’ comp. bill Washington State’s 20th District Senator, John Braun, R-Centrailia, and Chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, says Oregon’s private-insurance option has helped to lower the rates for employers, improve the quality of care for injured workers and reduced the amount of time-loss incurred. Read More...
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... 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...