Hawkins encouraged by improved state revenue forecast State Sen. Brad Hawkins is encouraged by the state’s updated revenue projection released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. The council’s November revenue forecast estimates revenue for the upcoming state budget cycle. The outlook was adjusted up with an increase of $634 million for the current... Read More...
Hawkins’ fourth annual ‘listening tour’ to be held virtually Dec. 10 Sen. Brad Hawkins will hold his fourth annual 12th District “listening tour” on Thursday, Dec. 10. It will be conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meetings with Hawkins during this year’s virtual tour will take place through Zoom video conferencing or traditional conference phone calls, each lasting up to 20... Read More...
Hawkins’ hydropower tax incentive bill approved by key House committee The House Finance Committee today has approved Senate Bill 6012, a hydropower tax incentive bill sponsored by Sen. Brad Hawkins that helps acknowledge hydropower’s important role in providing clean energy. Improved tax treatment for hydropower has been a key priority for Hawkins, the mid-Columbia PUDs that he represents, and many... Read More...
Hawkins’ hydropower tax bill approved by Senate The Washington State Senate tonight approved Senate Bill 6012, a hydropower tax bill sponsored by Sen. Brad Hawkins that helps acknowledge hydropower’s important role in providing clean energy. Improved tax treatment for hydropower has been a key priority for Hawkins and Chelan County Public Utility District, a 12th District hydropower... Read More...
Senate passes Hawkins bill creating Washington apple license plate A bill sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins that would create a Washington apple license plate has received Senate approval. The Senate today voted 46-1 to approve Senate Bill 6032. It now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. “This bill will allow vehicle owners to show their... Read More...
Hawkins sponsors Washington apple license plate bill Sen. Brad Hawkins hopes to honor our iconic Washington apples in 2020 by introducing legislation to create a Washington apple license plate. Hawkins is teaming up with the Washington Apple Commission and the Washington Apple Education Foundation on the bill, which now has 20 bipartisan co-sponsors. The legislation is Senate... Read More...
Hawkins receives statewide PUD award for hydropower advocacy The Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) has recognized Sen. Brad Hawkins for his efforts and legislative leadership for PUDs throughout the state by presenting him with its 2019 Legislative Champion Award during the association’s Annual Conference Banquet at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver last night. “I am beyond excited to... Read More...
Hawkins helps honor Wenatchee resident with state arts advocacy award Wenatchee resident Matt Cadman received a Governor’s Art Award for arts advocacy last night in Olympia and 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins, who nominated him for the honor, introduced him at the awards night. The presentation took place during the 2019 Governor’s Arts and Heritage Awards dinner at the Washington... Read More...
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Hawkins to receive Washington PUD Association “Legislative Champion” Award The Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) is recognizing Sen. Brad Hawkins for his efforts and legislative leadership for PUDs throughout the state. “I was super excited when I got the call from the PUD Association,” said Hawkins, whose 12th District includes four PUDs (Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan). “PUDs provide... Read More...