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...
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...
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.
In the News: Making a difference in fighting fire risk
Click on this link for a July 31, 2017 editorial from the Wenatchee World.
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...
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...
Signing of Hawkins’ bill supports move toward healthier forests
OLYMPIA…Today Gov. Jay Inslee became the latest supporter of Sen. Brad Hawkins’ plan for improving the health of Washington’s forests as a way to reduce the risk of wildfires. Inslee signed Senate Bill 5546, which won unanimous approval from the Legislature. Hawkins’ bill grew out of community conversations that followed...
Governor signs Hawkins’ timber, transportation bills
OLYMPIA…The first bill Sen. Brad Hawkins introduced as a state senator has also become his first Senate bill to receive Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature. Senate Bill 5270, which has to do with harvesting timber from state-owned lands, is one of two Hawkins bills endorsed today by the governor during a...
Hawkins’ forest-health bill completes sweep through Legislature
Unanimous House vote sends community-inspired bill to governor OLYMPIA…The state House of Representatives today joined the Senate in giving unanimous support to Sen. Brad Hawkins’ plan for reducing the risk of wildfires by improving the health of Washington’s forests. Senate Bill 5546 is the third of Hawkins’ prime-sponsored bills passed...