Senate backs Hawkins bill supporting ‘Good Neighbor’ projects
The state Senate this evening unanimously approved Sen. Brad Hawkins’ proposal to support funding under “good neighbor” agreements that enable state and federal agencies to partner on forest management and other land-related work. Senate Bill 6211 would create an account in the state treasury to process revenues collected under the...
Hawkins recognized as agricultural leader with inaugural award from State Tree Fruit Association
Sen. Brad Hawkins was recently named the 2017 Legislative Champion by the Washington State Tree Fruit Association for his work supporting the tree fruit industry across the state. Hawkins represents the 12th Legislative District, which is renowned for its tree fruit production. He introduced legislation this past session to address...
Hawkins says it’s time to rethink timeline of legislative sessions
Senator has ideas for more efficient, open lawmaking – and maybe less overtime EAST WENATCHEE… Coming off another legislative session that went into extra innings, Sen. Brad Hawkins wants to talk about modernizing the session schedule to help lawmakers make the most of their limited time to meet at the...
Hawkins plans first annual ‘listening tour’
EAST WENATCHEE…Sen. Brad Hawkins today announced he will visit several 12th District communities this fall to hear directly from constituents. The first of what Hawkins expects to become an annual “listening tour” is set for Thursday, Oct. 5 through the morning of Saturday, Oct. 7. “I greatly value being able...
In the News: We can fix our forest health issues
Click on this link to read the Aug. 1, 2017 commentary from Wenatchee World publisher Rufus Woods.
In the News: Making a difference in fighting fire risk
Click on this link for a July 31, 2017 editorial from the Wenatchee World.
Hawkins appointed to Washington State Arts Commission
OLYMPIA… Sen. Brad Hawkins is the newest member of the Washington State Arts Commission. He was appointed yesterday by Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib at the request of Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler. Hawkins’ three-year term will begin with the commission’s first meeting of the new fiscal year, which will be...
Legislature confirms $2 million for US 2/West Cashmere Bridge
Senate and House approve final budget, agree on bridge funding OLYMPIA…The 2017-19 transportation budget adopted by the Legislature includes $2 million toward replacement of the US 2/West Cashmere Bridge. “I am thrilled that the budget negotiators kept the Senate-proposed funding in the final transportation budget,” said Sen. Brad Hawkins, a...
Signing of Hawkins’ bill supports move toward healthier forests
OLYMPIA…Today Gov. Jay Inslee became the latest supporter of Sen. Brad Hawkins’ plan for improving the health of Washington’s forests as a way to reduce the risk of wildfires. Inslee signed Senate Bill 5546, which won unanimous approval from the Legislature. Hawkins’ bill grew out of community conversations that followed...