Rep. Joel Kretz's Email Updates

Well, folks, it's that time of year again. Olympia is calling and there's work to be done. I want to sincerely thank you for allowing me to serve as your state...

Dec. 23, 2016

Rep. Joel Kretz provides you with his final 2016 Legislative Update from Olympia and the rest is all in the rearview

April 28, 2016

Rep. Joel Kretz provides his recent legislative update from Olympia

Feb. 18, 2016

Rep. Joel Kretz, email update information, Nov. 30, 2015

Nov. 30, 2015

Finally. The legislative session is over. And we've got several big wins for taxpayers to celebrate. The final operating budget, which put us into three special sessions, does not include any...

July 10, 2015

Today is the 96th day of the 105-day session. Since I last wrote, the Senate Republicans released their budget proposal, which does not include tax increases. While it's not perfect, it's...

April 17, 2015

The House Democrats released their budget proposal on Friday. The budget relies on a whopping $1.5 billion in new and increased tax increases, including a capital gains (income) tax, increases for...

March 30, 2015

Last week was a long one filled with all day, and sometimes all night, floor action and voting. The House has passed more than 200 bills so far – and has...

March 10, 2015

Rep. Kretz discusses the success of a recent telephone town hall, bills moving through the process, changes to the supplemental budget, a Senate gas tax proposal and visitors from the 7th...

Feb. 19, 2015

Rep. Kretz shares with constituents about a hearing on the Carlton Complex Fire response, bills he's working on addressing the wolf population in the state, and constituents who have visited Olympia.

Feb. 6, 2015