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Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, describes why the Legislature is most likely to continue into special session and the potential costs incurred with re-convening after Sine Die. Kretz also addresses his concern...

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, picks apart the House passed, budget proposal and its possible tax increases that could affect constituents. Kretz believes the McCleary decision lacks priority in the Democratic proposal,...

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, shares insight on the budget proposed by the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus and how this proposal prioritizes funding K-12 education. The 7th District lawmaker describes why the...

After years of economic decline, Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, talks on the Michael Howe Show about the importance of working to revitalize rural areas and communities across Washington state, including the...

Hundreds of people lost homes and property as thousands of acres burned in the Okanogan region of North Central Washington during the summers of 2014 and 2015. Now two state lawmakers...

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the midway point of the legislative session, and what that means for the Legislature. He discusses his forest health bill that’s working its way through the...

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waconda, talks about recently meeting with congressional leaders in an effort to ensure Washington state’s agricultural interests are being heard in Washington DC. Kretz also provides an update...

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waconda, talks about the large amount of raw sewage finding its way into Puget Sound in the Seattle area and how this often goes ignored by Seattle area...

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waconda, discusses the effect of wolves in his home district. Goes in depth on how some legislation he’s been working on will help reduce the devastation caused by...

A state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would remove gray wolves from the Fish and Wildlife Commission’s endangered species list in four Eastern Washington counties. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.