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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

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, sits down with KIT 1280 news to discuss hearing from constituents during a pandemic, the governor's growing powers, and the process of re-opening the state. Dent...

Jan. 19, 2021

This continues to be a difficult and trying time as we deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. I have heard from many of you – worried about our local...

May 7, 2020

I hope you are doing well as our communities, state and country deal with the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the coronavirus continues to spread, I want to make sure...

March 23, 2020

The Washington State Legislature has adjourned on time and approved a supplemental capital budget for 2020 that includes significant investments for the 13th Legislative District totaling just over $3.7 million. The biennial...

March 13, 2020

I have received thousands of emails on the comprehensive sex education bill, Senate Bill 5395. I want to give you an update on what is happening with this legislation since so...

March 6, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses his bill to foster rural economic development through an aviation tax exemption. He also explains his other bills designed to regulate the Noxious Weed Control...

Jan. 31, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, updates WaAgNetwork's Glenn Vagaan on agricultural issues in the Legislature. Dent explains his bills, one of which would help consumers identify non-meat products, the other would...

Jan. 29, 2020