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The state’s Fish and Wildlife Commission has directed the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to draft new rules for cougar management. These rules would be more stringent, reducing both...

May 3, 2024

In this newsletter, Sen. Shelly Short, Rep. Joel Kretz and Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber look back at the 2024 legislative session, including a review of the six initiatives to the Legislature and other issues and bills of...

April 30, 2024

As the 2024 legislative session ends Thursday, a longtime northeast Washington Republican lawmaker says he will not be returning to the Legislature next year. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans ·...

March 5, 2024

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss the long nights and tireless efforts being made by legislators. This session has seen some good examples of bipartisan cooperation, says Rep....

March 1, 2024

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss House Bill 2424, requiring the Department of Fish and Wildlife to cooperate with the Colville Tribe when dealing with wolves. Kretz also shares...

Feb. 23, 2024

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss initiatives to the Legislature and prime-sponsored bills he was proud to see passed in the House. Wash. House Republicans · 02-16-24 –...

Feb. 16, 2024

A Republican lawmaker’s bill has received House support to bring more financial support to sparsely populated Washington counties needing improved high-speed internet services. Nic Scott reports. Wash. House Republicans · 02-12-24...

Feb. 12, 2024

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, delivers a floor speech in favor of his House Bill 1835. The legislation would: House Bill 1835 passed on a 94-3 vote on February 9, 2024. Learn...

Feb. 9, 2024

Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber, R-Republic, and Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda discuss Republican objections to Democratic legislation to increase property taxes and ban new natural gas connections. The lawmakers also discuss Democrats’ refusal...

Feb. 2, 2024

Representative Jacqueline Maycumber, R-Republic, and Representative Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, talk with Jeff Conwell on KOZI Radio, about the Democrats’ refusal to hear from citizens on the initiatives to the Legislature, and...

Feb. 2, 2024