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Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waucounda, discusses the economy, his opposition to new taxes, and the budget. Wash. House Republicans · 03-26-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Kretz: Economic recovery

March 26, 2021

I have been advocating, since last spring, for a local approach to reopening our economy.  I trust my local health departments and locally elected county officials to do the right thing...

March 11, 2021

'In the end, homes, land, and lives will be saved because of this legislation,” says Kretz Legislation passed the Washington State House of Representatives this week that would help prevent and...

March 11, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the ESD data breach, the controversy surrounding House Bill 1368, and his thoughts on the governor's reopening plan. Wash. House Republicans · 02-12-21 – RADIO: Capitol...

Feb. 12, 2021

The legislative session is here – almost a month old – and it's unlike any I've ever been involved with. Face-to-face meetings with constituents, other lawmakers, staff, and stakeholders has been...

Feb. 3, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins John Sattgast on Capitol Report to discuss the challenges of the current session, opening the economy, and the governor's emergency powers. Wash. House Republicans · 01-19-21...

Jan. 19, 2021

The new coronavirus has changed all our lives in ways we never imagined. Me, my friends and family, my neighbors – we're all ready for this to be over. But we...

May 8, 2020

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

May 6, 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