2019-21 state capital budget in development

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March 12, 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’ve focused past e-newsletters this session on the upcoming state operating and transportation budgets. Initial proposals for both of these budgets should be unveiled by the Legislature in the coming weeks.

The third and final state budget I want to focus on is the capital budget. It funds the construction and maintenance of state buildings, public schools, higher education facilities, public lands, parks and other assets. Over the years, several 12th District projects have been funded thanks to the capital budget. One of the projects, for example, that I worked on last year with local stakeholders involves improvements at Saddle Rock outside Wenatchee, which was included in the capital budget for 2018.  

As with the operating and transportation budgets, the House and Senate will release their capital budget proposals, then each chamber will approve its own version. House and Senate capital budget leaders will address differences and agree on a compromise, and assuming all goes well, both chambers will take final votes on a budget that goes to Gov. Jay Inslee for his consideration. The capital budget is usually the third of the three state budgets to be approved.

I’m currently working with various local governments and stakeholders to seek funding for a capital budget project to benefit economic development in the Wenatchee Valley. I hope to share more information about this project once the Senate’s capital budget proposal is released later this month.

Please click here to view a summary of the 2017-19 capital budget, and here to see details about the 2018 supplemental capital budget.

Sen. Hawkins talks with Sen. Short

In my role as the assistant Republican floor leader, I often coordinate legislation with 7th District Sen. Shelly Short, who is the Republican floor leader. 

For more news about my work in Olympia:

  • Click here for my interview last Tuesday with KOHO Radio.
  • Click here for my KPQ interview last Thursday.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your State Senator.



Brad Hawkins

State Senator Brad Hawkins
12th Legislative District
E-mail: brad.hawkins@leg.wa.gov 

Website: senatorbradhawkins.org

107 Newhouse Building - P.O. Box 40412 | Olympia, WA 98504-0412
(360) 786-7622 or Toll-free: (800) 562-6000