Hawkins receives award from small-business group Sen. Brad Hawkins is being recognized for his efforts to help Washington small businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced yesterday that the 12th District senator has earned the organization’s Guardian of Small Business award. “I’m honored to receive this award for my strong support of small businesses,” said... Read More...
Governor signs Hawkins’ bipartisan housing bill A bill sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to assist local governments with affordable workforce housing was signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee. “Legislators have really struggled in recent years to identify revenue streams for housing, and this bill was challenging,” said Hawkins. “I’m grateful for the stakeholder support and excited it... Read More...
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... Read More...
$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... Read More...
Hawkins pleased that capital budget funds many 12th District projects Sen. Brad Hawkins is pleased that 10 projects throughout the 12th District, totaling more than $10 million, are funded in the final capital budget proposal agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators. “I’m thankful that House and Senate Republicans had opportunities to engage directly in this budget process, and I... Read More...
Legislature passes Hawkins’ bipartisan housing bill Measure to assist counties advances to governor’s desk A bill sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to assist local governments with affordable workforce housing has been approved by the Legislature and is going to Gov. Jay Inslee for final consideration. “I’m very grateful that the bill was approved and... Read More...
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... Read More...
Hawkins school incentives bill approved by Senate Senate Bill 5487 now heads to the House Education Committee for consideration. Senate Bill 5487, a bipartisan bill introduced by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins, has successfully cleared another hurdle in Olympia as it was approved today by the state Senate by a vote of 40 to 9. “I’m excited... Read More...