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Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discuses opportunities to expand pilot training via an aviation scholarship/ loan program addressing the nation-wide pilot shortage, proposals for the supplemental budget, taxes, and gives an...

Feb. 23, 2018

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses four of his bills that recently made it out of the House: a foster parent “bill of rights,” a proposal to expand the responsibilities of...

Feb. 16, 2018

A week 6 legislative update from Rep. Tom Dent. This email update touches on the Hirst decision, capital budget projects, 2018 legislation, and a new addition to his legislative office.

Feb. 13, 2018

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, tells KIT about recently being requested to serve on President Trump's Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and discusses legislation to improve wildfire prevention programs, drive loans and...

Feb. 13, 2018

I am always working to expand our email list to ensure constituents across the district have the opportunity to stay updated on legislative and state issues. I want to keep the citizens of the...

Jan. 12, 2018

I am always working to expand our email list to ensure constituents across the district have the opportunity to stay updated on legislative and state issues. I want to keep the citizens of the...

Nov. 30, 2017

With the cool temperatures and frosty mornings, wildfire season has come to a close. Considering some of the wildfires we have had in recent years, it was not a bad fire year for...

Nov. 9, 2017

Sen. Judy Warnick, who chairs the Senate's economic development-related committee, says a recent trade mission that took her, Rep. Tom Dent, and other local officials to Japan laid important groundwork for...

Oct. 31, 2017

Rep. Tom Dent has introduced legislation requesting the FAA keep Grant County International Airport's Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities open and not relocated.

June 29, 2017

Legislation that would direct the Washington State Beef Commission to take action on promoting the health of cattle and improving the transparency of its financial operations passed out of the state...

March 3, 2017