State Government, Veterans Affairs & Elections

April 10, 2024

Hawkins receives Community Impact Award for Public Life and Leadership

News article: Balancing Act: Brad Hawkins on navigating politics, public service and personal life | The Wenatchee World, Jan. 27 Community Impact Awards Ceremony The Community Impact Awards, hosted by The Wenatchee World, “honored those who make our communities better with their work, leadership, courage and contributions.” The Community Impact...
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January 18, 2024

Sen. Brad Hawkins on KOZI Radio in Chelan

SRC On Air: Sen. Brad Hawkins on the KOZI Morning News talking about the legislative process, initiatives, the Senate Page Program, how to follow and contact him, and more. #waleg LISTEN HERE
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December 19, 2022

Hawkins to provide ‘Legislative Session Previews’ at public meetings in North Bend, Carnation and Monroe

Sen. Brad Hawkins is inviting the public to join him later this month in North Bend, Carnation and Monroe to preview the Legislative Session. The meetings will provide opportunities for new 12th District residents to get to know the senator, share insights on issues important to them, and ask questions...
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December 05, 2022

Hawkins files Regional Aquatic Center legislation

Sen. Brad Hawkins officially pre-filed legislation today to allow local governments in Chelan and Douglas counties to partner together to establish a Regional Aquatic Center and Sports Complex. Senate Bill 5001 proposes to amend the existing Public Facilities District statute (RCW 35.57) to allow communities in the region to someday seek...
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March 24, 2022

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...
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March 10, 2022

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...
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March 09, 2022

$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...
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March 08, 2022

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...
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February 15, 2022

Hawkins comments on Senate passage of “Move Ahead Washington” transportation proposal

The Legislature’s “Move Ahead Washington” proposal, unveiled just a week ago on Feb. 8, continues to be on a fast track, receiving full Senate approval tonight after being approved by the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday. Senate Bill 5974 was approved by the full Senate by a vote of 29...
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