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I want to remind you that on Tuesday (tomorrow), March 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Rep. Mike Steele and I will be holding a virtual town hall meeting. If...

March 22, 2021

Reps. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, and Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, are inviting 12th District citizens to join them for a virtual town hall meeting. The lawmakers will be giving an update on their...

March 16, 2021

The last couple of weeks we have spent long days debating and voting on bills on the “virtual” House floor. While most bills pass with strong, bipartisan support and little controversy,...

March 15, 2021

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

The 2021 legislative session has not been easy. Holding committee hearings, floor debate and even constituent meetings has had its challenges. While lawmakers are making the best of the situation, the...

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