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...
Governor signs Hawkins bill promoting hydrogen vehicles Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles is now a state law. Gov. Jay Inslee today signed Senate Bill 5000, which establishes an eight-year statewide pilot project for the reduction of sales tax on purchases of fuel-cell electric vehicles. The Senate passed the bill 49-0 in March and the... Read More...
Legislature approves Hawkins bill promoting hydrogen vehicles Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles has been approved by the Legislature. The House of Representatives today voted 93-4 to approve Senate Bill 5000, which would establish an eight-year statewide pilot project for the reduction of sales tax on purchases of fuel-cell electric vehicles. The Senate last month... Read More...
Hawkins votes “no” on state income tax proposal passed by Senate The Senate today voted 25-24 to pass Senate Bill 5096, a proposal that seeks to create a state income tax on capital gains. Following the bill’s passage today, 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins, who voted against the proposal, issued this statement: “The Senate’s passage of a state income tax is... Read More...
Senate unanimously passes Hawkins bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles has cleared a major hurdle. The Senate today voted 49-0 to approve Senate Bill 5000, which would establish an eight-year statewide pilot project for the reduction of sales tax on purchases of fuel-cell electric vehicles. “I’m pleased to see such strong support... Read More...
Senate passes Hawkins’ bill to help tow-truck operators A bipartisan bill that 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins introduced this year after a request by a tow-truck operator located in his district is now one major step closer to becoming law. The Senate today voted 47-1 to pass Senate Bill 5406, which would help tow-truck operators gain payment for... Read More...