November 07, 2019

Hawkins to receive Washington PUD Association “Legislative Champion” Award

The Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) is recognizing Sen. Brad Hawkins for his efforts and legislative leadership for PUDs throughout the state. “I was super excited when I got the call from the PUD Association,” said Hawkins, whose 12th District includes four PUDs (Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan). “PUDs provide...
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October 02, 2019

Hawkins receives award from agricultural educators

Sen. Brad Hawkins has been honored for his efforts to help students learn about agriculture. Hawkins, who serves the 12th District, received the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators. “I’m very honored to receive this award and really appreciate the Washington Association of Agricultural...
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August 20, 2019

Wenatchee resident named recipient of state arts advocacy award

Matt Cadman, the former executive director of the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee, has been chosen by Gov. Jay Inslee to receive a Governor’s Arts Award for arts advocacy this year.  12th District State Sen. Brad Hawkins nominated Cadman for the award in May. Cadman recently retired as Numerica’s...
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August 05, 2019

Hawkins’ third annual ‘listening tour’ to take place in early September

OLYMPIA…Sen. Brad Hawkins has announced the times and locations for his third annual 12th District “listening tour” in early September. Similar to his first two listening tours, Hawkins will visit all four counties in the legislative district with his legislative staff. This year’s tour builds on previous tours, returning to Leavenworth,...
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April 28, 2019

Legislature approves capital budget providing $4 million for Wenatchi Landing sewer project

The new two-year state capital budget passed by the Legislature on Sunday includes a $4 million appropriation for the Wenatchi Landing sewer extension project. “I’m thrilled that the capital budget provides full funding for Wenatchi Landing,” said Hawkins. “This is a huge opportunity for our valley, and I’ve never thought...
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April 19, 2019

Senate committee approves Hawkins bill providing tax parity for hydropower

A recently introduced bill by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins that seeks to put hydroelectric power on equal tax footing with other renewable energy sources has cleared a key legislative hurdle. The Senate Ways and Means Committee yesterday approved Senate Bill 6012. The proposal would add hydropower as a qualifying...
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April 17, 2019

Governor signs Hawkins’ bill allowing PUD production and sale of renewable hydrogen

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed the bill introduced by 12th District state Sen. Brad Hawkins that provides authority to the Douglas County PUD and other Washington PUDs to produce and sell a new type of clean energy. Attendees of today’s bill signing included officials from public utility districts across the...
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April 09, 2019

Legislature approves Hawkins’ bill allowing PUD production and sale of renewable hydrogen

The Legislature has approved a bill introduced by 12th District state Sen. Brad Hawkins that would give authority to the Douglas County Public Utility District and other PUDs in Washington to produce and sell a new type of clean energy. Substitute Senate Bill 5588 would authorize PUDs to produce, distribute...
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March 06, 2019

Senate passes Hawkins’ bill to create ‘community forest’ pilot project

A bill prime-sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins that would help keep Nason Ridge near Lake Wenatchee accessible to the public was passed today by the Senate 41-5. Hawkins’ proposal, Second Substitute Senate Bill 5873, would establish a community forest pilot project established by the state Recreation and Conservation Funding...
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