March 07, 2018

Legislature sends Hawkins’ Leavenworth bill to governor

  OLYMPIA… Sen. Brad Hawkins has obtained full legislative support for his legislation to help Leavenworth respond to a boundary change for Washington’s apple maggot quarantine area. The Senate this evening unanimously agreed with changes made by the House of Representatives to Hawkins’ Senate Bill 6055. His bipartisan measure, which...
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March 06, 2018

Hawkins bill supporting ‘Good Neighbor’ projects wins full legislative approval

  OLYMPIA… A Senate vote today completed the Legislature’s work on Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to support funding under “good neighbor” agreements between state and federal agencies related to forest management and other land-related work. On Friday the House of Representatives unanimously approved Senate Bill 6211 after expanding it to...
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January 24, 2018

Senate backs Hawkins bill supporting ‘Good Neighbor’ projects

The state Senate this evening unanimously approved Sen. Brad Hawkins’ proposal to support funding under “good neighbor” agreements that enable state and federal agencies to partner on forest management and other land-related work. Senate Bill 6211 would create an account in the state treasury to process revenues collected under the...
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October 18, 2017

Hawkins says it’s time to rethink timeline of legislative sessions

Senator has ideas for more efficient, open lawmaking – and maybe less overtime EAST WENATCHEE… Coming off another legislative session that went into extra innings, Sen. Brad Hawkins wants to talk about modernizing the session schedule to help lawmakers make the most of their limited time to meet at the...
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August 23, 2017

Hawkins plans first annual ‘listening tour’

EAST WENATCHEE…Sen. Brad Hawkins today announced he will visit several 12th District communities this fall to hear directly from constituents. The first of what Hawkins expects to become an annual “listening tour” is set for Thursday, Oct. 5 through the morning of Saturday, Oct. 7. “I greatly value being able...
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August 02, 2017

In the News: We can fix our forest health issues

Click on this link to read the Aug. 1, 2017 commentary from Wenatchee World publisher Rufus Woods.  
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August 01, 2017

In the News: Making a difference in fighting fire risk

Click on this link for a July 31, 2017 editorial from the Wenatchee World.
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May 25, 2017

Hawkins appointed to Washington State Arts Commission

OLYMPIA… Sen. Brad Hawkins is the newest member of the Washington State Arts Commission. He was appointed yesterday by Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib at the request of Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler. Hawkins’ three-year term will begin with the commission’s first meeting of the new fiscal year, which will be...
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April 21, 2017

Legislature confirms $2 million for US 2/West Cashmere Bridge

Senate and House approve final budget, agree on bridge funding OLYMPIA…The 2017-19 transportation budget adopted by the Legislature includes $2 million toward replacement of the US 2/West Cashmere Bridge. “I am thrilled that the budget negotiators kept the Senate-proposed funding in the final transportation budget,” said Sen. Brad Hawkins, a...
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