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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

Five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee spoke out Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 against House Bill 1084. The bill takes steps to accelerate the removal of natural...

Feb. 9, 2021

Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, was among five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee who spoke out today against House Bill 1084. The bill takes steps to accelerate...

Feb. 9, 2021

Last week, the governor was asked at his press conference if he would consider making changes to his “Roadmap to Recovery” plan. He said “no.” Within 24 hours, he held another...

Feb. 5, 2021

Demonstration project could lead to forest health, agricultural benefits Following discussions in recent years with C6 Forest to Farm, a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit in the Methow Valley, the 12th District...

Jan. 27, 2021

On Monday, the Legislature convened its 2021 “remote” legislative session. I shared the House plan for the session with you in my last email update. Click here in case you missed it. Legislators...

Jan. 16, 2021

Legislation promoting oil-free hydroelectric turbine technology passed the House Finance Committee in Olympia on Monday. House Bill 2825, introduced by 12th District Rep. Keith Goehner, would provide a tax incentive for public utility...

Feb. 11, 2020

Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, talks with KPQ about how the controversial low-carbon fuel standards mandate approved by the House Wednesday could impact farmers. Goehner also addresses Democratic efforts to eliminate odd-year...

Jan. 31, 2020

Monday, (Jan. 27) put us at a quarter of the way through the legislative session. In 15 days we have seen almost 1600 bills introduced – 863 in the House. Keep...

Jan. 30, 2020

Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, and Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, join KPQ to discuss their goals for the 2020 session. Rep. Goehner describes his new role as a member of the Environment...

Jan. 24, 2020