Steele gets leadership roles on House Education and Capital Budget committees

Legislator's role could be important for local efforts


Rep. Mike Steele

A legislator who represents the state's 12th Legislative District, including the Grand Coulee Dam area, has been appointed to head or serve on three important committees in the House of Representatives that could have an impact on local funding struggles.

Rep. Mike Steele has been selected to serve as the ranking member on the House Education Committee, his office announced Monday. He's also assistant ranking member on the House Capital Budget Committee, and will serve on the House Appropriations Committee.

The Legislature convenes Jan. 14 to begin a 105-day session in a year when it sets t...

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