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I've met and heard from many of you regarding wolves over the last decade.  As we've worked to restore balance and fairness to the wolf/livestock equation, I've asked you to stick...

June 8, 2021

Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber, along with Sen. Shelly Short, give an update on the 2020 legislative session.

May 6, 2020

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, talks about his effort to get the Washington Fish & Wildlife commission to expand cougar hunting.

March 6, 2020

I have over 5,000 emails in my inbox from parents, teachers and school officials around the state asking me to fight against the Democrat comprehensive sex education bill (Senate Bill 5395)....

March 5, 2020

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waucanda, gives an overview of the session so far including some of the most controversial bills including one that would reduce the penalty for intentional transmission of HIV...

Feb. 21, 2020

'USA beef should mean something to consumers. It certainly means something to the cowboys and ranchers who are producing it,' says Kretz. Legislation to give consumers more information on where their...

Feb. 18, 2020

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waucanda, expresses his opposition to a Democrat-sponsored business and occupational tax increase (B&O). Kretz also gives an update on the status of his wolf collar bill.

Feb. 14, 2020

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waucanda, joins the WaAgNetwork's Glenn Vaagan to talk about two of his bills designed to help farmers and ranchers. The first bill would use radio collars to track...

Feb. 12, 2020

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waucanda, discusses his bill to help ranchers by requiring radio collars on wolves in problem packs.

Feb. 7, 2020

Democrats in the state House passed legislation this week that will increase the price of gas by at least 57 cents per gallon and diesel by 63 cents. Their low-carbon fuel...

Jan. 31, 2020