April 01, 2024

Stakeholders discuss SR 203 Roundabout near Carnation

Various stakeholders (city, county, tribe, and chamber groups) have joined forces since last summer to advocate for funding a roundabout at the SR 203 and Tolt Hill Road intersection. This is a dangerous intersection and the location of multiple accidents. Stakeholders met recently with transportation committee leaders and other legislators...
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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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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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February 11, 2022

Senate again passes Hawkins’ bill to help tow-truck operators

For the second time in less than a year, the Senate has approved a bipartisan bill introduced by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins after a request by a tow-truck operator located in his district. The Senate today voted 48-1 to pass Senate Bill 5406, which would help tow-truck operators gain...
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February 03, 2022

Hawkins gathers Senate transportation leaders for Confluence Parkway discussion

City of Wenatchee’s Mayor Frank Kuntz, LINK Transit’s Richard DeRock, and Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council’s Jeff Wilkens emphasize the importance of a second bridge across the Wenatchee River. As transportation leaders in the Legislature move closer to releasing their transportation budget proposal during this year’s legislative session, 12th District Sen. Brad...
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January 03, 2022

Hawkins proposes Highway 2 traffic flow and safety bill

In an effort to improve traffic flow and safety along U.S. Highway 2 between Wenatchee and Monroe, 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins has introduced a measure to identify improvements for preservation, maintenance, and new projects for the curvy and congested highway. Hawkins, a member of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, has...
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June 25, 2021

Hawkins excited about federal grant for local transportation projects

State Sen. Brad Hawkins of the 12th Legislative District applauded today’s announcement that a federal grant has been approved for the Apple Capital Loop project in Wenatchee. The $92.4 million grant by the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) will be used to construct a network of projects on the 11-mile...
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May 03, 2021

Governor signs Hawkins bill promoting hydrogen vehicles

Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles is now a state law. Gov. Jay Inslee today signed Senate Bill 5000, which establishes an eight-year statewide pilot project for the reduction of sales tax on purchases of fuel-cell electric vehicles. The Senate passed the bill 49-0 in March and the...
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