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Hawkins named “Champion of Agriculture” by Washington Farm Bureau Sen. Brad Hawkins is being recognized for his efforts to support Washington agriculture. Hawkins, who serves the 12th District, has been named a 2022 Champion of Agriculture by the Washington Farm Bureau. In its email informing Hawkins of the award, the Farm Bureau wrote, “You have shown through your support and... Read More...
Hawkins to lead stakeholder discussions on regional aquatics center Local leaders to explore how local governments could work together to construct and operate a modernized pool facility, including Olympic-sized outdoor pool, water slides and splash pad. Sen. Brad Hawkins will be kick-starting discussions among local leaders on Sept. 15 about joining forces to identify a new, long-term outdoor pool solution... Read More...
Hawkins receives award from small-business group Sen. Brad Hawkins is being recognized for his efforts to help Washington small businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced yesterday that the 12th District senator has earned the organization’s Guardian of Small Business award. “I’m honored to receive this award for my strong support of small businesses,” said... Read More...
Governor signs Hawkins’ bipartisan housing bill A bill sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to assist local governments with affordable workforce housing was signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee. “Legislators have really struggled in recent years to identify revenue streams for housing, and this bill was challenging,” said Hawkins. “I’m grateful for the stakeholder support and excited it... Read More...
Hawkins supports the “Move Ahead Washington” transportation package, encouraged by “match” funding available to Confluence Parkway With nearly $90 million in new funding recently added and made available for the 12th District, the total district benefit approaches $400 million. This includes preservation and maintenance, rail rehabilitation, and grant funding. The plan also includes $640 million for SR-18 widening and $10 million for SR-522, two projects very... Read More...
$85 million “match” for Wenatchee’s Confluence Parkway included in negotiated “Move Ahead Washington” proposal $4.5 million also included for a Highway 2 pedestrian undercrossing in Leavenworth House and Senate negotiators this afternoon released their “Conference Report” for the “Move Ahead Washington” transportation proposal, a 16-year, $16.9 billion transportation investment package negotiated by the legislative transportation committee chairs. The package includes $85 million for an... Read More...
Hawkins pleased that capital budget funds many 12th District projects Sen. Brad Hawkins is pleased that 10 projects throughout the 12th District, totaling more than $10 million, are funded in the final capital budget proposal agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators. “I’m thankful that House and Senate Republicans had opportunities to engage directly in this budget process, and I... Read More...
Legislature passes Hawkins’ bipartisan housing bill Measure to assist counties advances to governor’s desk A bill sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to assist local governments with affordable workforce housing has been approved by the Legislature and is going to Gov. Jay Inslee for final consideration. “I’m very grateful that the bill was approved and... Read More...