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The Legislature adjourned its first-ever “virtual” legislative session on Sunday. It was a difficult session not being able to meet in person with constituents or our colleagues, or hold actual public...

April 29, 2021

On Sunday, the Legislature adjourned the 2021 legislative session by passing an operating budget that spends a record $58.9 billion over the previous biennium, an increase of $7 billion or 13.6%....

April 25, 2021

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, join KPQ Radio to discuss recent talks surrounding the budget, the possibility of a special session, and transportation funding concerns. The 12th...

April 23, 2021

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, join KOZI Radio to discuss ongoing negotiations surrounding the operating budget, their opposition to the capital gains tax, and concerns over the...

April 23, 2021

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, join KOHO Radio to discuss the issues which remain unsolved at the end of the legislative session, budget talks and their implications,...

April 23, 2021

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, join KOHO Radio to talk about transportation updates, the Legislature working on measures to address the state Supreme Court's Blake ruling, and...

April 16, 2021

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, join KPQ Radio to cover legislation related to the state Supreme Court's decision on drug possession, their opposition to the proposed capital...

April 16, 2021

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, join KOHO Radio to talk about the implications of current budget proposals, their opposition to potential tax increases, and the alteration of...

April 9, 2021

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, appeared on KPQ Radio to talk about recent developments surrounding budget talks, their opposition to a proposed income tax, and concern over...

April 9, 2021

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, join KOZI Radio to discuss the governor potentially rolling back counties to Phase 2 of the reopening process, what the House majority...

April 9, 2021