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On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a vaccination requirement for employees working in K-12, most childcare and early learning, and higher education, as well as an expansion of the statewide mask mandate to all...

Aug. 21, 2021

On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the transportation budget passed by the Legislature in the 2021 session. However, he vetoed a section of the bill that directs the Washington State Transportation...

May 20, 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 provide a review of the 2021 legislative session and...

May 18, 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

Reps. Mike Steele and Keith Goehner announced the capital budget approved by the House late Friday includes more than $45 million in local infrastructure and construction projects for the 12th District....

April 2, 2021

On Friday, the state House of Representatives passed a $10.9 billion bipartisan transportation budget, Senate Bill 5165, that funds the basic needs of Washington state. Included in the budget is an...

April 2, 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

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

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