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'Wolf recovery in Washington has been one of the largest unfunded mandates in recent memory,' says Kretz The Washington State House of Representatives passed legislation this week that would require the...

March 12, 2019

Lawmakers from the 7th Legislative District will hold a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Automated phone calls will go out throughout the district,...

Feb. 1, 2019

'I'm sure the gray wolves will seek to placidly coexist with the dogs, cats, horses, sheep, people and other peaceful animals on the island,' says Kretz In response to one Western...

Jan. 29, 2019

The Washington State House Republicans selected their leadership team ahead of the 2019 legislative session.

Nov. 26, 2018

'It's something positive we can look to and build upon,' says Kretz Under legislation passed today in the state House of Representatives, wolf relocation, a component of the state wolf conservation...

Feb. 13, 2018

After over a year of hard-fought negotiations, the state Legislature passed a bipartisan fix to the so-called Hirst decision. The late-night vote on Senate Bill 6091 brings clarity, certainty and most...

Jan. 18, 2018

'My bill will do more…than the Puget Sound Partnership has done in its entire existence,' says Kretz OLYMPIA…House Republican Deputy Leader Joel Kretz introduced The One Washington Water Act today.  The...

Jan. 15, 2018

Under legislation sponsored by Rep. Joel Kretz and signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee, much of the groundwork for the state's next wildfire suppression response will be laid months in...

April 21, 2017

'Mel leaves behind a legacy of helping the lives of his people with compassion and integrity,' says Kretz The Washington State House of Representatives recently passed a resolution honoring longtime tribal...

April 19, 2017

'We need to identify and manage these critical areas now so they give us the best chance of stopping wildfires in the future,' says Kretz   The Washington State House of...

March 6, 2017