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Senate committee approves Hawkins bill providing tax parity for hydropower
Senate committee approves Hawkins bill providing tax parity for hydropower
A recently introduced bill by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins that seeks to put hydroelectric power on equal tax footing with other renewable energy sources has cleared a key legislative hurdle. The Senate Ways and Means Committee yesterday approved Senate Bill 6012. The proposal would add hydropower as a qualifying...
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Governor signs Hawkins’ bill allowing PUD production and sale of renewable hydrogen
Governor signs Hawkins’ bill allowing PUD production and sale of renewable hydrogen
Gov. Jay Inslee today signed the bill introduced by 12th District state Sen. Brad Hawkins that provides authority to the Douglas County PUD and other Washington PUDs to produce and sell a new type of clean energy. Attendees of today’s bill signing included officials from public utility districts across the...
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Legislature approves Hawkins’ bill allowing PUD production and sale of renewable hydrogen
Legislature approves Hawkins’ bill allowing PUD production and sale of renewable hydrogen
The Legislature has approved a bill introduced by 12th District state Sen. Brad Hawkins that would give authority to the Douglas County Public Utility District and other PUDs in Washington to produce and sell a new type of clean energy. Substitute Senate Bill 5588 would authorize PUDs to produce, distribute...
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Senate passes Hawkins’ bill to create ‘community forest’ pilot project
Sen. Brad Hawkins
Senate passes Hawkins’ bill to create ‘community forest’ pilot project
A bill prime-sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins that would help keep Nason Ridge near Lake Wenatchee accessible to the public was passed today by the Senate 41-5. Hawkins’ proposal, Second Substitute Senate Bill 5873, would establish a community forest pilot project established by the state Recreation and Conservation Funding...
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