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Annual award honors legislators who take an active role in protecting, supporting employers   The Business Institute of Washington honored Rep. Joel Kretz with a Business Star Award on June 2...

June 8, 2009

Budget spends as much as 2007-09, structure for sustainability missing The Washington State House of Representatives tonight passed the state operating budget. Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, voted against the budget and...

April 24, 2009

Constituent's legislation to ensure public can weigh-in at state agency meetings passes House, Senate unanimously A measure that would allow citizens the opportunity to publicly comment at state agency meetings around...

April 23, 2009

Bucherts work on Omak Stampede, tell legislators the impact of recent assistance Rep. Joel Kretz welcomed Ben and Kelly Buchert to Olympia April 17. The couple shared their thanks for the...

April 23, 2009

Amendment to Senate measure affirms 'green credentials' of Washington's top power source In an unexpected turn of events Friday, Senate Bill 5840 was amended to include hydropower as part of Washington's...

April 18, 2009

As thousands gathered to object to the tax-and-spend policies in Olympia, majority party drops $1 billion bill on taxpayers Sending a message that people are tired of pouring more tax dollars...

April 16, 2009

Legislators hosted group in Olympia April 6   Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short welcomed Omak Stampede Queen Amanda Emerson and Stampede Committee members to Olympia April 6.     For...

April 8, 2009

  Seventh District legislators said today they are very pleased that Republic will get needed financial assistance for a light industrial park to bring new, family-wage jobs to Ferry County. According...

April 7, 2009

  Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short will host a town hall over the phone for their constituents Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.  To participate, callers should call toll-free 1-877-229-8493...

April 6, 2009

Local officials and constituents welcome to visit Legislature, meet with representatives   Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short hosted Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer (left) during his visit to Olympia March...

March 31, 2009