Local Government

Hawkins partners with Leavenworth mayor on workforce housing bill Senator Brad Hawkins is partnering with Leavenworth Mayor Carl Florea on a bill to secure a reliable revenue source to address the city’s workforce housing challenges. Senate Bill 5513 would provide Chelan County and its cities with flexibility to use up to 1 percent of their existing lodging tax revenues... 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...
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...