Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


The Spokesman-Review recently published an opinion piece against the state's increase in cougar hunting from a lawyer who works and lives in Seattle.  I'm happy to provide a counter perspective, that...

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

'We can't keep going the direction we're going,' says Kretz In a letter to members of the Department of Fish and Wildlife commission today, Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, asked the commissioners...

March 10, 2020

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

March 6, 2020

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the revenue forecast and budget negotiations.

Feb. 28, 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