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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

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

  Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short will host a town hall over the phone for their constituents Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.  To participate, callers should call toll-free 1-877-229-8493...

Jan. 15, 2010

  'Public hearing was proof the Department of Fish and Wildlife is out of touch with rural Washingtonians,' says Kretz In a public hearing in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources...

Jan. 15, 2010

  By Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short It's not rocket science to figure out that folks need work. Our state's unemployment rate is now a staggering 9.2 percent. More than...

Dec. 28, 2009

  Washington State Farm Bureau honors legislator with 'Legislator of the Year' award Each year since 1995, the Washington Farm Bureau (WFB) Board of Directors awards one or more state legislators...

Dec. 2, 2009

Legislative committee approves motion for detailed analysis of proposed building code changes   The Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee (JARRC) voted unanimously Thursday to require the Washington State Building Code Council...

Oct. 2, 2009

Kretz, Kristiansen say the State Building Code Council, governor overstepped After a controversial decision to update the state's building code without proper economic impact statements, Reps. Joel Kretz and Dan Kristiansen...

Sept. 14, 2009

Lawmaker's experience and interest in transparent government needed to find solutions to public records, meetings debate Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has appointed Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, to the state's Open...

Sept. 4, 2009

Lawmaker's experience and interest in transparent government needed to find solutions to public records, meetings debate Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has appointed Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, to the state's Open...

Sept. 4, 2009