Rep. Hawkins’ email update: Thoughts and prayers to Chelan and surrounding communities
Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am very saddened by the recent wildfires in Chelan and the surrounding communities. After the one-year anniversary of the Carlton Complex Fire last month and the Sleepy Hollow Fire in Wenatchee in late June, my hope was that the fire destruction would end. Unfortunately, the...
Rep. Hawkins’ legislative update: The Legislature is adjourned!
Dear Friends and Neighbors, After a 105-day regular session and follow-up special sessions, the Legislature has finally adjourned for the year. While I am disappointed it took so long to find an agreement on the operating budget, the final outcome is positive. The two political parties and legislative chambers came...
Thinking of those fighting Sleepy Hollow fire
Dear Friends and Neighbors, I’m currently in Olympia, where the Legislature expects to approve the final state budgets today and tomorrow. While I am here representing you, my thoughts are back in my hometown of Wenatchee where fires are still burning. My thoughts and prayers go out to the first...
06-26-15: 12th District legislators provide budget update on KOHO Radio (audio)
RADIO: Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, Rep. Cary Condotta and Rep. Brad Hawkins talk with KOHO Radio's Dan Longager about progress of budget negotiations in the Legislature as the state nears the end of its fiscal cycle June 30.
06-26-15: 12th District legislators provide update on budget, health care on KPQ (audio)
Sen. Linda Evans Parlette and Reps. Brad Hawkins and Cary Condotta provide a legislative update on Wenatchee's KPQ Radio with Steve Hair, including the latest on budget negotiations and reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare.
06-26-15: 12th District lawmakers talk with KOZI Radio about a near budget agreement (audio)
KOZI's Ken Johannessen talks with Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, Rep. Cary Condotta and Rep. Brad Hawkins about the end of the second special session, the beginning of a third one, and how close the House and Senate are with a budget agreement.
06-05-15: 12th District legislators give update on budget negotiations on KPQ Radio (audio)
KPQ's Steve Hair talks with Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, Rep. Brad Hawkins and Rep. Cary Condotta about budget negotiations and a proposed capital gains tax by Democrats, which may be the major roadblock to a compromised operating budget agreement.
05-29-15: 12th District lawmakers discuss upcoming second special session on KOHO Radio (audio)
After House Democrats and Senate Republicans failed to reach an operating budget compromise, the Legislature heads into a second special session. 12th District Sen. Linda Evans Parlette and Reps. Cary Condotta and Brad Hawkins talk about the coming second special session and the difficulties of bringing everyone together, especially as...
05-29-15: 12th District lawmakers discuss impending second special session on KOZI Radio (audio)
As the Legislature approaches a second special session, 12th District Sen. Linda Evans Parlette and Reps. Cary Condotta and Brad Hawkins give their views and expectations over progress on operating budget negotiations on Chelan's KOZI Radio with Jay Witherbee.