12th District Senator Brad Hawkins Previews the 2019 Legislative Session

With the start of the 2019 Washington State Legislative Session on Monday, January 14th, 12th District Senator Brad Hawkins says there will be a lot of changes coming to Olympia. “Democratic majorities have expanded significantly with the recent election this past November. We have 49 members of the state Senate…


Senator Brad Hawkins Announces Listening Tour

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins announced a listening tour throughout the district. The tour begins September 11th in Leavenworth and will hit Wenatchee, Chelan, Waterville Twisp and other locations before wrapping up with a community hike at Patterson Mountain near Winthrop on Friday the 14th. Hawkins says the listening tour…


Good Neighbor Law Signed, Should Help Forests

From a press release –  Efforts to improve the management of Washington forests and reduce the risk of wildfire received another boost today with the signing of Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to support “good neighbor” agreements between state and federal agencies. The new law, created by Senate Bill 6211, gives…


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Good Neighbor Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

12th District Senator Brad Hawkins’ Good Neighbor bill was passed out of the House yesterday and now heads to the Governor’s desk for signature. The legislation would create an account in the state treasury to process revenues collected under the Good Neighbor Authority agreement entered into last year between the…


Sen. Hawkins Celebrates Hirst Fix and Capital Budget

The Washington State Legislature passed a bill late Thursday night that is designed to address water rights after a controversial State Supreme Court decision. 12th District Senator Brad Hawkins called it a big night for the state. Hawkins says there is one area in Okanogan County that could be problematic,…