January 03, 2022

Hawkins proposes Highway 2 traffic flow and safety bill

In an effort to improve traffic flow and safety along U.S. Highway 2 between Wenatchee and Monroe, 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins has introduced a measure to identify improvements for preservation, maintenance, and new projects for the curvy and congested highway. Hawkins, a member of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, has...
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December 13, 2021

Hawkins partners with Leavenworth mayor on workforce housing bill

Senator Brad Hawkins is partnering with Leavenworth Mayor Carl Florea on a bill to secure a reliable revenue source to address the city’s workforce housing challenges. Senate Bill 5513 would provide Chelan County and its cities with flexibility to use up to 1 percent of their existing lodging tax revenues...
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December 06, 2021

Hawkins proposes bipartisan school district consolidation bill

Citing the high costs per student among small school districts and the opportunity for more efficient use of state and local tax dollars, 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee) announced today that he has prefiled Senate Bill 5487, a bipartisan proposal to incentivize school district consolidation. The ranking Republican...
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November 16, 2021

Hawkins issues statement on Redistricting Commission not finalizing legislative, congressional district maps

State Sen. Brad Hawkins of the 12th Legislative District released the following statement following today’s announcement by the state Redistricting Commission that it was not able to reach agreement on final plans for new legislative and congressional district boundaries for the next decade, starting in 2022. “Today’s news about our...
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November 05, 2021

Hawkins applauds school districts for exploring school calendar reform

State Sen. Brad Hawkins is pleased to learn that several Washington school districts are looking into whether taking shorter breaks throughout the year – and trimming the traditional summer break – will help prevent annual learning loss and the need for fall reteaching. A KING-TV story reports that, according to...
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September 09, 2021

Hawkins receives nearly 6,500 responses to his COVID vaccine survey

Sen. Brad Hawkins asked for North Central Washington’s feedback on Gov. Inslee’s recent COVID mandates and received thousands of responses over the past two weeks. In addition to the thousands of individual emails and calls into his office in recent days, Hawkins distributed a survey to over 50,000 residents and...
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August 30, 2021

Hawkins’ fifth annual ‘listening tour’ to be held Sept. 14-15

Sen. Brad Hawkins will hold his fifth annual 12th District “listening tour” Sept. 14-15, offering a “virtual” approach for residents wishing to meet with him. “As the state senator for the 12th District, it is very helpful for me to hear directly from constituents, which is why I started conducting annual...
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July 29, 2021

Hawkins receives “Legislator of the Year” honor from state tow-truck association

Sen. Brad Hawkins has been honored for his efforts to help the state’s tow-truck industry. The Towing and Recovery Association of Washington recently announced that Hawkins was selected for its 2021 Lawmaker of the Year award. “I’m very grateful that the towing association has recognized me as their Legislator of the...
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June 25, 2021

Hawkins excited about federal grant for local transportation projects

State Sen. Brad Hawkins of the 12th Legislative District applauded today’s announcement that a federal grant has been approved for the Apple Capital Loop project in Wenatchee. The $92.4 million grant by the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) will be used to construct a network of projects on the 11-mile...
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