Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


In this week’s Legislative Update, Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses legislation he’s proposed to address the unlawful killing of livestock and large game animals. Time: 3:55 MP3 File # # #

March 31, 2011

Sophomore Wyatt O’Brien, a Tonasket High School student, paged in the Washington State House of Representatives Feb. 28 through March 4. O’Brien, the son of Shannon and Jay O’Brien of Tonasket,...

March 10, 2011

Editors: An audio file from Kretz’s KUOW radio interview on House Bill 1094 can be located here. Kretz’s bill to allow four counties to opt out of costly land-use regulations now...

March 7, 2011

Futurewise e-mail ‘filled with bogus information aimed at ginning up their base and raising money,’ says Kretz A downtown Seattle environmental group, operating without adequate understanding of Ferry County, this week...

March 4, 2011

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