Senate unanimously approves Hawkins’ utility wildfire bill Legislation introduced by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to implement recommendations by the Electric Utilities Wildland Fire Prevention Task Force on ways to prevent wildfires was approved today 46-0 by the Senate. Senate Bill 5158 would direct state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz to work with the Utility Wildland... Read More...
Senate budget committee passes Hawkins-Wellman education bill A bill prime-sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins aimed at learning recovery due to impacts of the COVID pandemic, including a pilot project to help districts voluntarily reform their school calendars, was approved today by the Senate Ways and Means Committee. As amended and passed by the committee, Hawkins’... Read More...
12th District legislators sponsor Methow Valley biochar project Following discussions in recent years with C6 Forest to Farm, a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit in the Methow Valley, the 12th District lawmakers have agreed to support the organization by seeking funding for a biochar demonstration project. Biochar is a charcoal-like product produced through pyrolysis, a process that superheats biomass... Read More...
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Education committee approves Hawkins’ school calendar bill Following a challenging school year for students, parents, and schools, and anticipating significant learning loss across Washington state, the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee has taken a step forward to address “learning loss” throughout the state. The committee today approved 12th District state Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bipartisan legislation,... Read More...