Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


Thank you to everyone who called and wrote us during the legislative session. Your input is always incredibly valuable. In this column, we will give you a brief rundown on the...

May 10, 2010

Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short applauded the inclusion of $2.75 million in this year's state capital budget aimed at addressing long-overdue forest restoration projects in Northeast Washington. The funds were...

April 28, 2010

With the state's unemployment figures hovering around 10 percent, which does not include those who have given up looking for work, majority Democrats in the House voted to slap a nearly...

April 10, 2010

I recently learned a constituent contacted the Huckleberry Press questioning the facts in a press release I and my House seatmate issued on the state budget and tax package titled, “Democrats...

March 22, 2010

Kretz calls 2010 legislative session a 'complete failure of leadership' In a move that is sure to infuriate taxpayers, legislative Democrats have neglected to finish their work on the state budget...

March 12, 2010

Democrats' budget relies on largest tax increase in state history to continue failed budget policies In what Republican Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short called an “unconscionable move,” majority Democrats in...

March 6, 2010

House Bill 2925 would settle impact fees for Pend Oreille County, Seattle City Light disagreement A measure that would finally break the deadlock on the Boundary Dam lease agreement between Pend...

Feb. 16, 2010

I recently hosted a community call in our legislative district. Thousands of constituents participated and, as I suspected, jobs and the economy and taxes and spending were the top issues facing...

Feb. 11, 2010

February 11, 2010 Dear Friends, While you are hard at work trying to make ends meet, the Democratic majority is working hard to increase your taxes. This weekend you have the...

Feb. 11, 2010

Students ages 14-16 are eligible to take part in the week-long program in Olympia Andrew McClure, son of Joy and D. David McClure, made his way to Olympia the week of...

Feb. 9, 2010