Rep. Joel Kretz's Email Updates


Today is the 96th day of the 105-day session. Since I last wrote, the Senate Republicans released their budget proposal, which does not include tax increases. While it's not perfect, it's...

April 17, 2015

The House Democrats released their budget proposal on Friday. The budget relies on a whopping $1.5 billion in new and increased tax increases, including a capital gains (income) tax, increases for...

March 30, 2015

Last week was a long one filled with all day, and sometimes all night, floor action and voting. The House has passed more than 200 bills so far – and has...

March 10, 2015

Rep. Kretz discusses the success of a recent telephone town hall, bills moving through the process, changes to the supplemental budget, a Senate gas tax proposal and visitors from the 7th...

Feb. 19, 2015

Rep. Kretz shares with constituents about a hearing on the Carlton Complex Fire response, bills he's working on addressing the wolf population in the state, and constituents who have visited Olympia.

Feb. 6, 2015

Wildfire legislation I'm sponsoring and supporting several bills to fix some of the problems we saw after the Carlton Complex Fire and other wildfires in our area. House Bill 1237 would...

Jan. 20, 2015

Rep. Joel Kretz's periodic e-mail update, which includes a follow-up on the Feb. 3 telephone town hall, gun rights intiatives in the Legislature, governor's tax hike proposal and an update on...

Feb. 6, 2014