Rep. Tom Dent's News & Media


A bill that will increase the presence of eastern Washington on the state Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Oversight Board was signed by the governor on Tuesday. House Bill...

May 24, 2019

A measure that will establish the Pesticide Application Safety Committee was signed into law by Gov. Inslee on Thursday. Senate Bill 5550, which passed the Legislature with near unanimous support, is...

May 10, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee recently vetoed 13th District Rep. Tom Dent's legislation that would give childcare centers more time to comply with required professional development standards. Dent's House Bill 1866, which passed both...

May 3, 2019

Daria Lawson, a home-school student in the Moses Lake School District served as a page April 8 – 12 in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her...

April 27, 2019

On Wednesday, Gov. Inslee signed legislation requiring the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to evaluate traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening tools for children going into the state's foster care...

April 25, 2019

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins KIT to discuss his bills that made it through the legislature this session. Dent's bills include HB 1561, which expanded the Oversight Board of the...

April 23, 2019

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins Capitol Report to discuss the highlights of this year's legislative session, issues that he plans to work on during the interim, and information about how...

April 19, 2019

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins Capitol Report to discuss his bills that are moving forward in the Senate, including his fish habitat legislation, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) screenings for foster...

April 12, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10, Rep. Tom Dent was taken to the hospital after experiencing some dizziness on the floor of the state House of Representatives. Emergency medical personnel were called and...

April 11, 2019

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins Capitol Report to discuss the House Democrats' 2019-2021 operating budget proposal, which would raise over $4 billion in new taxes and increase spending by 20...

April 5, 2019