Governor signs Hawkins’ bill to provide greater public access to capital and transportation spending (audio)

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May 21, 2013

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Governor signs Hawkins’ bill to provide greater public access to capital and transportation spending

Legislator:  Rep. Brad Hawkins
Date Recorded:  May 21, 2013
Run Time: 55 seconds

SUGGESTED LEAD: A measure by an East Wenatchee lawmaker to increase transparency in government spending was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.   (Voice cut: Hawkins-HB2058-SattgastVoicer-052113.mp3 – Run time :55  seconds)

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Sattgast: It was freshman Republican Representative Brad Hawkins’ first bill to receive the governor’s autograph – a measure he co-sponsored with Spokane Democrat Marcus Riccelli to help taxpayers know where their money is being spent in the capital and transportation budgets. House Bill 2058 will create a user-friendly online map which would display capital and transportation spending by legislative district and county.

(Voice cut: Hawkins-HB2058-Clip1-052113.mp3 -Run time :21  Out cue: . . .where their tax dollars are going.)

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Hawkins: “The capital budget and the transportation budget is about 12-and-a-half billion dollars per biennium. And what we envision will take place will be as they hover over a  particular county or a legislative district, they will get a chance to see the enacted capital budget and transportation spending in that area or region. Should give people an understanding of where their tax dollars are going.”

Sattgast: 12th District State Representative Brad Hawkins, who said the measure received bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. The bill takes effect July 28th. John Sattgast, Olympia.

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