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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

Rep Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, explains his legislation to increase transparency in labeling by requiring grocery stores to put up a sign distinguishing beef that was born, raised and processed in the...

Jan. 24, 2020

'We need to bring truth in labeling back to the general public and make sure USA beef means something,' says Kretz Go to any grocery store in the state and you'll...

Jan. 20, 2020

The 2020 legislative session has begun. While this is a short, 60-day session I expect there will be plenty of bills – both good and bad – to interest residents in...

Jan. 20, 2020

During Washington's early years of wolf recovery, social conflict between people with different perspectives and values has increased dramatically. There are some using this conflict for a broader agenda, not attempting...

Jan. 8, 2020

For many Washington families, living in their homes has become unsafe and unaffordable, with an increasingly unaccountable state government that seems indifferent to their day-to-day struggle. Homelessness and social services are...

Nov. 21, 2019

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

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

April 27, 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 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