House approves final 2023-25 capital budget, Reps. Mike Steele and Keith Goehner announce $170 million in district-funded projects included in the plan

House lawmakers have unanimously approved the state’s 2023-25 capital budget. The biennial construction, repair, and infrastructure funding plan, Senate Bill 5200, appropriates a total of $8.98 billion in funding, $4.18 billion of which comes from the sale of newly authorized bonds under House Bill 1148.

Rep. Mike Steele, ranking member of the House Capital Budget Committee and lead Republican negotiator, and Rep. Keith Goehner, announced more than $170 million in 12th District projects are included in the plan.

Steele, R-Chelan, had this to say about the large number of 12th District investments:

“Monumental opportunities will come from this budget. I’m really pleased with the work we’ve accomplished for the 12th District, including several of our newly redistricted communities. Big impact allotments for projects in Wenatchee, Lake Chelan, Monroe and Index, as well as several other communities, will be the impetus for economic vitality and community growth for years to come.”

Goehner, R-Dryden, said the bipartisan budget is well-balanced for the district and state.

“Rep. Steele and the capital budget negotiating team did great work to ensure all areas of the state will benefit from this capital spending plan. It is good to see taxpayer dollars coming back to benefit the communities in our district. I am pleased to see the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment in the budget. This much-needed project is one I have been working toward since I was a county commissioner.”

12th District-funded project highlights include:

  • Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment (Wenatchee) – $19,600,000
  • Community Center at Lake Chelan – $1,723,000
  • Fall City Business District septic project – $1,550,000
  • Lake Chelan Food Bank – $2,000,000
  • Monroe Therapeutic Facility – $1,100,000
  • Index Water Line Repair & Replacement – $628,000
  • Sultan Basin Park – $500,000
  • North Fork Skykomish River 911 extension project (Index) – $420,000
  • King County Area Readiness Center – $6,000,000
  • Chelan Valley EMS – $11,000,000
  • Columbia Valley Community Health East Wenatchee Dental Clinic – $1,850,000
  • Leavenworth affordable workforce rental housing – $1,000,000
  • Wenatchee Valley Museum expansion and redesign – $1,000,000
  • Wenatchee Valley YMCA – $1,030,000
  • Forest to Farm Biochar Pilot Plant (Leavenworth) – $1,425,000
  • Wenatchee Valley College: Paul Thomas Sr. Field – $700,000
  • Wenatchee Center for Technical Education and Innovation – $46,471,000
  • Wallace River Hatchery – replace intakes and ponds – $17,228,000
  • Manson School District – $262,000
  • Manson Fire Station – $206,000

For a complete list of 12th District projects included in the capital budget, click here or go to:


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