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A bill that would provide some regulatory relief for early learning providers passed the House unanimously on Thursday. House Bill 2556, introduced by Rep. Tom Dent, would create a community-based training pathway...

Feb. 13, 2020

On Friday, the House Human Services and Early Learning Committee unanimously passed a measure that would help early learning providers meet new state rules and regulations. House Bill 2556, introduced by Rep....

Feb. 10, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent has been elected to the board of directors of the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) organization. The organization focuses on cooperation, leadership and educational opportunities for state...

July 24, 2019

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

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

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

On Monday the state House of Representatives passed legislation that would establish a Pesticide Application Safety Committee. House Bill 1725, sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent, is the result of the pesticide...

March 12, 2019

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, and Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, are inviting community members to their town hall meetings on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23. The lawmakers will provide a 2019 session...

March 11, 2019