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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, reviews several of the gas taxes, carbon-control measures and transportation-related fees proposed by Democrats this year. Kretz also discusses his legislation, House Bill 1168, authorizing forest-thinning, prescribed...

Jan. 26, 2021

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

May 6, 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

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

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

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss a budget request related to the Colville Airport weather station.

April 5, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz speaks on the House floor in favor of his Amendment 453 to the 2019-21 House transportation budget. The amendment, which was adopted, would provide $60,000 for the installation...

March 29, 2019

The governor called a special session of the Legislature on Nov. 5 to address tax incentives and permitting changes important to convince Boeing to build its 777X airliner and carbon fiber...

Nov. 14, 2013

A much-needed and much-anticipated new ferry will be built to serve the Keller Ferry run and the surrounding communities. The state's transportation budget passed the Legislature just hours before the 2011...

April 25, 2011