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This year is a budget-development year. The constitution provides the Legislature 105 days in odd-numbered years like 2015 to develop operating, capital and transportation budgets. Each of the budgets covers a...

April 6, 2015

Transparency is an often-used buzzword in government, but what does transparency look like? What are the actions required to meet the standard of transparency? How can we, as government officials, improve...

Jan. 23, 2014

A new online map launched today by the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee (LEAP) can now be viewed by the public at: http://fiscal.wa.gov/WebMaps.aspx.

Jan. 7, 2014

Rep. Brad Hawkins is already preparing for the upcoming 2014 legislative session by introducing his first bills. Legislators may "pre-file" legislation starting Dec. 2 for the upcoming session; Hawkins introduced three...

Dec. 3, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2013 CONTACT: Ashley Wilson, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7761 Hawkins statement on 2013-15 operating budget Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, offered the following statement after...

June 29, 2013