House-proposed supplemental capital budget with $7.76 million in project funding for 12th District approved by committee

Rep. Mike Steele, ranking member and lead negotiator on the House Capital Budget Committee, and Rep. Keith Goehner are pleased to announce today's committee approval of the 2022 supplemental capital budget.

The representatives said the supplemental agreement continues the historic work from last year and provides funding for key infrastructure projects across the state and the 12th District.

The House proposed 2022 supplemental budget includes a total of $1.5 billion in spending, with $77.4 million in bonds — and leaves $27.6 million in the ending fund balance.

For the 12th Legislative District, projects approved and included in the proposed budget total more than $7.76 million.

Steele, R-Chelan, noted the bipartisan nature of work that went into creating the proposal and the effort made to keep it geographically diverse — benefiting urban and rural communities alike.

“As the lead Republican negotiator, I'm really proud of the collaborative nature of this committee's work on the capital budget. This budget puts people to work — creating economic development and opportunities across the state. We worked hard to deliver a proposal that makes the right investments for cities, towns and rural communities.

“I'm also proud that, for the 12th District, we were able to fight for and win project funding that will really make a difference in the lives of individuals and families across our region,” concluded Steele.

Goehner, R-Dryden, said it is important communities see a return on their tax dollars.

“We are fortunate to have Rep. Steele as our lead on the capital budget. He, and the other capital budget writers in the House, have done great work to provide all corners of Washington state needed capital improvements and projects in a supplemental budget year. The capital budget proposal has strong bipartisan support and addresses important needs such as mental health, housing and education.

“Working in local government for many years, I have seen firsthand the importance of taxpayer dollars coming back to communities in our district to support much-needed projects and infrastructure improvements. This supplemental plan builds on the historic capital budget we passed last year that benefits the 12th District and all of North Central Washington.”

12th District capital budget projects include:

  • Peshastin Cross Over Siphon Pipe: $309,000
  • Wenatchee Valley YMCA: $515,000
  • Lake Chelan EMS Design: $191,000
  • Town of Elmer City Fire Station Improvements: $772,000
  • Chelan Douglas Food Distribution Center (Malaga): $1 million
  • City of Brewster Canyon Well House: $494,000
  • City of Brewster Sewer Upgrade: $3.5 million
  • SD Brewster School District: $933,000

The supplemental capital budget makes changes to the biennial capital budget in response to feedback from administering agencies to address emerging issues and act on new opportunities.

House Bill 1781 now heads to the House floor for a vote by the full chamber.

The 2022 legislative session is scheduled to end on March 10.


Washington State House Republican Communications