West Cashmere Bridge awarded key state grant State Sen. Brad Hawkins says he is thrilled that the Washington State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board (FMSIB) has awarded Chelan County a $3 million grant toward its efforts to complete the West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project. The project has now received local, state, and federal appropriations and funding awards... Read More...
Hawkins bill supporting ‘Good Neighbor’ work signed into law OLYMPIA… Efforts to improve the management of Washington forests and reduce the risk of wildfire received another boost today with the signing of Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to support “good neighbor” agreements between state and federal agencies. The new law, created by Senate Bill 6211, gives the state Department of... Read More...
Governor signs Hawkins bill requested by Leavenworth OLYMPIA… In a morning meeting this past fall at Leavenworth City Hall, Sen. Brad Hawkins listened as city officials spoke of how a boundary change for Washington’s apple maggot quarantine area had limited their disposal options for brush and yard waste. In a morning ceremony today at the state Capitol,... Read More...
New budget backs work to lower Squilchuck wildfire risk OLYMPIA…A $100,000 appropriation secured by Sen. Brad Hawkins in the updated state budget will advance efforts to reduce wildfire risk in the Upper Squilchuck Valley. The state Parks and Recreation Commission will use the money at Squilchuck State Park to reduce the amount of potential wildfire fuel in 20 acres... Read More...
Legislature sends Hawkins’ Leavenworth bill to governor   OLYMPIA… Sen. Brad Hawkins has obtained full legislative support for his legislation to help Leavenworth respond to a boundary change for Washington’s apple maggot quarantine area. The Senate this evening unanimously agreed with changes made by the House of Representatives to Hawkins’ Senate Bill 6055. His bipartisan measure, which... Read More...
Hawkins’ Leavenworth pilot project bill clears Senate OLYMPIA… Sen. Brad Hawkins’ legislation to help Leavenworth respond to a boundary change for Washington’s apple maggot quarantine area received a unanimous vote today from the state Senate. Recent adjustments to the quarantine area created complications for the City of Leavenworth. Hawkins, who represents Leavenworth in the 12th Legislative District,... Read More...
Senate backs Hawkins bill supporting ‘Good Neighbor’ projects The state Senate this evening unanimously approved Sen. Brad Hawkins’ proposal to support funding under “good neighbor” agreements that enable state and federal agencies to partner on forest management and other land-related work. Senate Bill 6211 would create an account in the state treasury to process revenues collected under the... Read More...
Hawkins says it’s time to rethink timeline of legislative sessions Senator has ideas for more efficient, open lawmaking – and maybe less overtime EAST WENATCHEE… Coming off another legislative session that went into extra innings, Sen. Brad Hawkins wants to talk about modernizing the session schedule to help lawmakers make the most of their limited time to meet at the... Read More...
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