Budget & Taxes

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...