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Senator Brad Hawkins Courtesy office of Senator Brad Hawkins
OLYMPIA - Following a challenging school year for students, parents, and schools, and anticipating significant learning loss across Washington state, the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee has taken a step forward to address “learning loss” throughout the state.   The committee...
ISSAQUAH – Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) has announced that she has been named to serve on the Health, Energy, and Oversight Subcommittees of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Rep. Schrier recently announced her selection to the powerful House committee.   “I came to Congress to lower...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Jan. 28, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that he has nominated 18 students across Central Washington to attend U.S. military service academies including the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy. The congressional nominations follow an...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On. Jan. 28, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that he has been newly appointed to the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration. He will also continue to serve on the Subcommittee on Energy and Water...
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...

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