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As of Feb. 15, all counties in Washington state had moved to Phase 2 in Gov. Jay Inslee's Healthy Washington “Roadmap to Recovery” plan, including the North Central Region (Chelan, Douglas,...

Feb. 23, 2021

All five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee spoke out today against a bill that would kill jobs in Washington and could wipe out an entire industry....

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

In a wide-ranging conversation on KOZI Radio, 12th District Reps. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, and Mike Steele, R-Chelan, contrast the governor's proposed operating budget with the capital budget and share challenges in...

Jan. 22, 2021

Reps. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, lament the lack of face-to-face interaction that seems to pervade the mostly remote 2021 legislative session and discuss how it seems to be...

Jan. 22, 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

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, tell KPQ their observations of the first week of the 2021 session, goals for the year, and the challenges with continuing to...

Jan. 15, 2021

Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, join KOZI Radio to talk about the impacts of not being able to communicate with the governor, legislation not reflecting the hardships...

Jan. 15, 2021

Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, and Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, sit down with Chris Hansen on KOHO radio to discuss the challenges of running the 2021 session remotely, a fiscal flexibility bill,...

Jan. 15, 2021

Washington State House Republicans Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, recently received their committee assignments for the upcoming 2021 legislative session. Both 12th District legislators were selected to take the...

Dec. 21, 2020