Budget & Taxes

Hawkins’ hydropower tax bill approved by Senate The Washington State Senate tonight approved Senate Bill 6012, a hydropower tax bill sponsored by Sen. Brad Hawkins that helps acknowledge hydropower’s important role in providing clean energy. Improved tax treatment for hydropower has been a key priority for Hawkins and Chelan County Public Utility District, a 12th District hydropower... Read More...
OPINION by Rep. Brad Hawkins: Investing your tax dollars wisely By Rep. Brad Hawkins This year is a budget-development year. The constitution provides the Legislature 105 days in odd-numbered years like 2015 to develop operating, capital and transportation budgets. Each of the budgets covers a two-year period, beginning July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2017. I want to explain the... Read More...
Opinion editorial by Brad Hawkins: Government Transparency Benefits Us All Transparency is an often-used buzzword in government, but what does transparency look like? What are the actions required to meet the standard of transparency? How can we, as government officials, improve public confidence that we are serving you, and not ourselves? As your legislator, I'm advocating for a renewed look... Read More...
NEWS: Hawkins statement on 2013-15 operating budget   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2013 CONTACT: Ashley Wilson, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7761 Hawkins statement on 2013-15 operating budget Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, offered the following statement after voting in favor of the 2013-15 operating budget: “Today I was happy to vote for a budget that... Read More...