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... Read More...
Hawkins partners with Leavenworth mayor on workforce housing bill Senator Brad Hawkins is partnering with Leavenworth Mayor Carl Florea on a bill to secure a reliable revenue source to address the city’s workforce housing challenges. Senate Bill 5513 would provide Chelan County and its cities with flexibility to use up to 1 percent of their existing lodging tax revenues... Read More...
Hawkins proposes bipartisan school district consolidation bill Citing the high costs per student among small school districts and the opportunity for more efficient use of state and local tax dollars, 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee) announced today that he has prefiled Senate Bill 5487, a bipartisan proposal to incentivize school district consolidation. The ranking Republican... Read More...
Hawkins applauds school districts for exploring school calendar reform State Sen. Brad Hawkins is pleased to learn that several Washington school districts are looking into whether taking shorter breaks throughout the year – and trimming the traditional summer break – will help prevent annual learning loss and the need for fall reteaching. A KING-TV story reports that, according to... Read More...
Hawkins receives nearly 6,500 responses to his COVID vaccine survey Sen. Brad Hawkins asked for North Central Washington’s feedback on Gov. Inslee’s recent COVID mandates and received thousands of responses over the past two weeks. In addition to the thousands of individual emails and calls into his office in recent days, Hawkins distributed a survey to over 50,000 residents and... Read More...
Hawkins’ fifth annual ‘listening tour’ to be held Sept. 14-15 Sen. Brad Hawkins will hold his fifth annual 12th District “listening tour” Sept. 14-15, offering a “virtual” approach for residents wishing to meet with him. “As the state senator for the 12th District, it is very helpful for me to hear directly from constituents, which is why I started conducting annual... Read More...
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... Read More...
Governor signs Hawkins’ utility wildfire bill A proposal introduced by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to implement recommendations of a key electric utilities wildfire group has been signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Inslee. The legislation, Senate Bill 5158, directs state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz to work with the Utility Wildland Fire... Read More...