February 17, 2023

Hawkins prepares Senate amendment to “inclusive” curriculum bill

As the Legislature readies itself for multiple weeks of upcoming floor debate on hundreds of bills, Sen. Brad Hawkins is troubled by the mandates in Senate Bill 5462, which would require all school districts in the state to adopt an “inclusive” curriculum. “The big issue I have with this proposal...
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December 19, 2022

Hawkins to provide ‘Legislative Session Previews’ at public meetings in North Bend, Carnation and Monroe

Sen. Brad Hawkins is inviting the public to join him later this month in North Bend, Carnation and Monroe to preview the Legislative Session. The meetings will provide opportunities for new 12th District residents to get to know the senator, share insights on issues important to them, and ask questions...
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December 05, 2022

Hawkins files Regional Aquatic Center legislation

Sen. Brad Hawkins officially pre-filed legislation today to allow local governments in Chelan and Douglas counties to partner together to establish a Regional Aquatic Center and Sports Complex. Senate Bill 5001 proposes to amend the existing Public Facilities District statute (RCW 35.57) to allow communities in the region to someday seek...
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October 26, 2022

Hawkins named “Champion of Agriculture” by Washington Farm Bureau

Sen. Brad Hawkins is being recognized for his efforts to support Washington agriculture. Hawkins, who serves the 12th District, has been named a 2022 Champion of Agriculture by the Washington Farm Bureau. In its email informing Hawkins of the award, the Farm Bureau wrote, “You have shown through your support and...
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August 22, 2022

Hawkins’ sixth annual ‘listening tour’ begins in Chelan County Sept. 13-16

State senator offers district residents choice of meeting in person, via Zoom or by phone Sen. Brad Hawkins will soon hold his sixth annual 12th District “listening tour,” starting with visits to several Chelan County communities for meetings in mid-September. “As the state senator for the 12th District, it is very...
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August 09, 2022

Hawkins to lead stakeholder discussions on regional aquatics center

Local leaders to explore how local governments could work together to construct and operate a modernized pool facility, including Olympic-sized outdoor pool, water slides and splash pad. Sen. Brad Hawkins will be kick-starting discussions among local leaders on Sept. 15 about joining forces to identify a new, long-term outdoor pool solution...
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June 28, 2022

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...
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March 24, 2022

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...
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March 10, 2022

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...
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