Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


House Bill 1832 would force newly-contracted, private-sector service providers at Sea-Tac Airport to retain employees from previous contractor A bill that puts the government in the way of private employers to...

March 3, 2011

Fourteen-year-old Aaron McCullough traveled to Olympia to page in the House of Representatives Jan 31 through Feb 4. He was sponsored by 7th District State Rep. Joel Kretz. McCullough attends Curlew...

Feb. 2, 2011

7th District lawmakers encourage residents to participate, share views Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short will host a one-hour town hall over the phone with their constituents Thursday, Feb. 10 at...

Feb. 1, 2011

It's no secret Washington is in a financial hole. The current budget is still $600 million in deficit and the projected spending gap for the 2011-13 budget is nearing $5 billion....

Feb. 1, 2011

Legislation would allow counties more say on local development At a time when counties statewide are financially strapped and working to free up land for economic development and job creation, Rep....

Jan. 25, 2011

In the wake of a current budget shortfall of $1.1 billion and a much larger looming deficit in the 2011-13 budget cycle, the governor brought lawmakers back to Olympia today for...

Dec. 11, 2010

Rep. Joel Kretz this year received the “Outstanding Legislator” award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Washington's leading association of Main Street employers. Kretz received the coveted award due...

June 30, 2010

Concerned that over-reaching climate change rules could have a devastating effect on Washington's stagnant economic recovery, Republican members of the Washington State House Ecology and Parks Committee sent a letter to...

June 30, 2010

As the state faces another massive budget shortfall in the 2011-13 biennium, state leaders should demand financial accountability and transparency at every level of state government. After reading the recent State...

June 25, 2010

Lawmakers repeatedly asked State Building Code Council to back off job-killing new regulations After a nearly two-year debate over new and costly building energy codes, in a June 8 letter the...

June 15, 2010