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Governor Jay Inslee spent Friday in Chelan County with two major issues on his agenda: the housing crisis, and behavioral health. The governor spent Friday morning at a roundtable with Leavenworth Mayor Carl Florea, former Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney, and stakeholders including the Chelan Valley Housing Trust about how to address the shortage of housing for low and middle income workers, an issue Inslee says is not limited to north central Washington:

At the roundtable, the governor promoted his plan for a 4-billion dollar bond-driven program, which, if it is approved by the legislature, must be approved by a public referendum, to speed construction of new affordable and supportive housing across the state.

After that, the governor then traveled to Wenatchee to tour a center for alcohol and drug treatment and discuss the behavioral health crisis is the state, something he touched upon in a conversation with Jeff Conwell Friday morning on KOZI:

The governor's last stop of the day was a tour of the new Wenatchee Area Technical Training Site, which opened at the end of last year.

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