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Do you expect major changes to the state budget due to lost revenues? Not at this time, but changes in upcoming revenue forecasts could make balancing the budget more challenging. As a result of past increased spending and reduced revenue, state economists are forecasting a projected budget...
Dear Friends and Neighbors, Several of you have contacted my office about how to get more information about citizen participation during the 2021 virtual session. With that in mind, the list below was developed by the Legislative Information Center. It includes resources that can help you...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee on Jan. 5 announced “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery,” a COVID-19 phased recovery plan. Beginning on Jan. 11, the state will follow a regional recovery approach with every region beginning in Phase 1. “No one was untouched by the effects of the pandemic in...
Dear Friends and Neighbors, It's a privilege and an honor to work on behalf of the 12th Legislative District. For my first email update of 2021, I'd like to begin by thanking you for allowing me to serve another term as one of your state representatives. Virtual legislative session The Legislature...

Rep. Mike Steele
OLYMPIA - 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 lead as ranking members on at least one committee...

Rep. Keith Goehner
OLYMPIA - Since May, legislators have been under election-year restrictions, limiting how we can communicate with our constituency. However, with the certification of the election the restrictions have been lifted and our lines of communication are now open.   The 2021 legislative session...

Courtesy office of Sen. Brad Hawkins Toyota brought its Mirai to the state Capitol in Olympia in 2019 for the bill signing of Senate Bill 5588.
OLYMPIA - The first bill of the upcoming legislative session has been introduced. Following his successful effort with Senate Bill 5588 in 2019 to authorize public utility districts to produce and sell “renewable hydrogen,” Sen. Brad Hawkins has pre-filed a bill for the 2021 legislative session to...
OLYMPIA – Today (Dec. 10) the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission. Because people’s decisions about whether to get tested or seek healthcare tend to change around holidays, case and hospitalization data over the week...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee today (Dec. 8) announced additional economic supports for workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Inslee also announced a three-week extension of the state’s current restrictions which will now be in place until January 4, 2021. The three-week extension...

Sen. Brad Hawkins
The final days of the 2020 legislative session last March presented some real challenges. The Legislature worked diligently to wrap up its session as some of the first cases of COVID-19 in the United States were confirmed in our state. Lawmakers approved all three state budgets (operating,...

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