April 26, 2013

Sen. John Braun session update

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April 16, 2013

Braun bill allowing private-school online courses wins House approval

Yesterday, the state House passed Senate Bill 5496, a measure Sen. John Braun introduced that would give private schools the same ability as public schools to offer online school programs. The bill would help schools like Centralia Christian School and St. Joseph Catholic School, in the 20th Legislative District Braun...
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April 10, 2013

Braun disappointed with House Democrats’ approach to state budget

Sen. John Braun expressed disappointment with the House Democrat budget proposal made public today, noting how eerily similar it is to Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan – to the point of raising tuition at Washington’s four-year colleges by the same 6 to 10 percent in the next two years. “This proposal,...
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April 01, 2013

Sen. Braun on the governor’s tax-heavy budget

Washington State’s 20th District Senator, John Braun, R-Centralia, comments on Governor Inslee’s proposed state operating budget which relies heavily on new and increased taxes and more government spending.
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March 28, 2013

Braun unimpressed by governor’s tax-increase proposal

20th District senator asks why college students pay for state employee pay increases Sen. John Braun’s reaction to the governor’s proposed new taxes totaling $1.4 billion in the next two years, including tax increases on businesses, oil refineries, beer and bottled-water drinkers and out-of-state shoppers, is simple: “What happened to...
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March 26, 2013

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...
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March 22, 2013

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,...
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March 20, 2013

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...
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March 14, 2013

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...
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