Warnick plans Tuesday hearing on collaborative approach to Washington rural development

Published on January 20, 2017
The chair of the Senate’s water-policy committee has responded to an anti-rural ruling from the state Supreme Court by filing legislation concerning the availability of water for new household wells. Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, has scheduled Senate Bill 5239 for a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 8 a.m. before the Senate Agriculture, Water,... Read More

VIDEO: Charter Local Edition NW w/Sen. Sharon Brown

Published on August 02, 2016
Sen. Sharon Brown (R-Kennewick) discusses nuclear power, small modular reactors and economic development with Charter Local Edition’s Dana Cowley. Read More

Building Insight Magazine: Streamlining Government

Published on June 07, 2016
By State Senator Sharon Brown …As chair of the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee, I’m fighting to shrink government while streamlining the way it interacts with businesses. A business that has fewer regulations to deal with has more time and resources to expend elsewhere. That translates into a reinvestment in the business (i.e. creating... Read More

VIDEO: WA Ports and Jobs

Published on June 06, 2016
Filmed on location at the South Harbor of the Northwest Seaport Alliance (formerly known as the Port of Tacoma), this video takes an in depth look at issues facing Washington’s ports. Sen. Pam Roach, chair of the Senate Government Operations Committee, discusses the importance of keeping Washington’s ports competitive and its link to job creation. ... Read More

In the News: State has much to learn from Panama Canal

Published on May 09, 2016
BY SEN. PAM ROACH …After leading a recent two-day fact-finding mission to the Panama Canal, I returned with an urgent warning for my fellow lawmakers: We need to get serious about making our ports more competitive. Other West Coast ports are meeting, and in some cases exceeding, the advantages of our deepwater ports. If we... Read More

Rivers’ corrections-partnership bill a ‘game changer’ for law enforcement

Published on April 19, 2016
It was 2011, and Clark County detective Jason Granneman was fed up. As a law-enforcement officer he came into daily contact with individuals who were serving the remainder of their sentences in the community, instead of behind bars, sometimes for months or even years. Officially they are in “community corrections” status; however, because they are... Read More