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The Legislature recently adjourned the 2021 virtual session. This end-of-session review covers a number of issues as we debated many major policy issues this session. I hope you will contact me...

May 13, 2021

With just three days left in the 2021 legislative session, 13th District legislators gave their approval to a new two-year spending plan for capital projects around the state. Sen. Judy Warnick...

April 27, 2021

The 2021 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn this Sunday, April 25. There are many major issues that are unresolved such as the operating budget, some of the police reform legislation,...

April 22, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins KIT Radio to discuss bills he is working on at the end of the session, his concerns over proposed unnecessary new taxes, and aviation legislation...

April 20, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, says a common theme with this year's operating budget and child care legislation is that both spend a lot of taxpayer money but do little to...

April 8, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses his opposition to proposed new taxes and his primary sponsored legislation. Wash. House Republicans · 03-26-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Dent: No need...

March 26, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses the governor's announcements on the reopening process, his opposition to the capital gains tax, and his upcoming zoom town hall meeting. Wash. House Republicans ·...

March 16, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses his opposition to proposed gas taxes, concerns over restrictions on law enforcement officers, and his position on the capital gains tax. Wash. House Republicans ·...

March 3, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins KIT Radio to discuss his opposition to the low carbon fuel standard tax, a proposed capital gains tax, and police reform bills that would make...

March 2, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, explains why House Republicans took the unusual step of introducing an operating budget proposal, and discusses four of his aviation bills making their way through the...

Feb. 23, 2021