12th District State Representatives have concerns over Governor Jay Inslee's proposal to put a four billion dollar housing referendum on the November ballot. Representative Mike Steele, as the ranking member of the House Capital Budget Committee, calls it frustrating:
Steele's colleague, Representative Keith Goehner, reminds that passing the referendum won't bring an immediate fix to the housing problem:
The Governor's proposal has the backing of the lobbying group Washington Realtors, it's Director of Government Affairs, Nathan Gordon, says it's time for the state to in his words, step up when it comes to housing. He says building more homes and apartments, and offering subsidies to low-income home buyers, will be better for his clients, as well as the state.