Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


In the past decade, perhaps no two issues have affected local communities, ranchers and families in Northeast Washington more than wolves and wildfires. Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers joined...

July 16, 2019

Legislation was signed into law recently to address two major concerns of northeast Washington residents: wildfires and wolves. The two bills, sponsored by Wauconda Republican Rep. Joel Kretz, passed the Legislature...

June 4, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz gives a passionate plea for balance in dealing with Washington's wolves.

April 27, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss livestock ID legislation that he and other lawmakers are trying to pass before the end of the legislative session.

April 12, 2019

TVW's Legislative Review for April 2, 2019 takes a close look at a wolf bill by Rep. Joel Kretz to review the listing status of wolves in Washington state as well...

April 5, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss a budget request related to the Colville Airport weather station.

April 5, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Glenn Vaagen on Washington Ag. Network to discuss his wolf bill that is currently in the Senate. Kretz also gives updates on the livestock ID program...

April 3, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz speaks on the House floor in favor of his Amendment 453 to the 2019-21 House transportation budget. The amendment, which was adopted, would provide $60,000 for the installation...

March 29, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss the Democrats' proposed tax increases, despite record revenue growth. Kretz warns that this will lead to a massive deficit during the next...

March 29, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss gun legislation this legislative session, including gun bills that failed because of grassroots efforts, and bad gun bills that are still alive...

March 22, 2019