VIDEO: Beef Day 2013!!!!! 4/16/2013
Sen. Brian Hatfield welcomes the Washington Cattlemen’s Association to Olympia for Beef Day 2013.
OLYMPIA - Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond has released the following statement on the budget proposed by the Washington State Senate:
"First we need to thank the people who helped to bring this process together. Senators Hill and Baumgartner from one side of the aisle and Senators Hargrove and Nelson from the other have worked together on a tremendously difficult process in a bipartisan manner that must be admired and appreciated. I know they will continue to work together as we move toward Sine Die.
“This is not a Democratic budget and this is not a Republican budget and that’s a darn good start.” – Sen. Brian Hatfield
A bill moving through the Washington State Legislature would give coastal businesses more say in the management of coastal water issues. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
OLYMPIA - The interests of the men and women who rely on the Washington coastline for their living would be better represented in Olympia under a bill passed today by the Washington State Senate.
Senate Bill 5603, sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, would write the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council into state law. Originally created by the Department of Ecology in 2011 as a stakeholder group, the council was comprised of representatives from coastal industries to provide a local, coastal perspective when implementing the state's coastal and ocean policy. Hatfield’s bill would put the council into statute, allowing the governor to appoint representatives to advocate for the best interests of coastal communities and industries.
OLYMPIA - The wasteful and environmentally harmful practice of sinking a new well when a reliable water supply is available will be reined in under a bill passed by the Washington State Senate.
Senate Bill 5200, sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, is designed to allow developers to provide water from existing water sources to new developments without the financial and environmental cost of digging new wells.
On Feb. 27th, Sen Brian Hatfield joined Rep. Brian Blake and Rep. Dean Takko of the 19th Legislative District for a telephone town hall meeting. The town hall saw over 9000 participants from across the southwest Washington district.
To download the tele-town hall, click HERE.