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On Tuesday, the state House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation that would make a number of changes to noxious weed control boards in an effort to protect Washington state lands from...

March 5, 2021

On Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation into law that will streamline the review process for fish habitat projects. House Bill 1187, sponsored by 13th District Rep. Tom Dent, comes from work he was...

March 30, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, reviews the status of three of his bills making their way through the Legislature on fish habitat enhancement projects, child care professional development and aviation research...

March 6, 2020

The House recently passed two bills by Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, offering regulatory relief — one simplifying fish habitat projects and another easing restrictions for early learning providers. The 13th...

Feb. 14, 2020

Week two of the legislative session has come to an end. Thank you to those who provided feedback on my email update on the proposed gun legislation. With the large number...

Jan. 28, 2020

The Legislature has been adjourned since the end of April but I have been hard at work on a number of issues this interim. This legislative update will give you a...

Aug. 30, 2019

In June, I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle about wildfire and its impacts on communities. Until the last few years,...

Aug. 14, 2019

The state House of Representatives has approved a measure that would authorize the state Department of Ecology to implement a California-style low carbon fuel standard. House Republicans voted no, saying it...

March 13, 2019

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins Glenn Vaagen on Washington Ag Network to discuss livestock ID legislation, pesticide application safety legislation, rangeland fire protection, and a fish habitat bill.

March 7, 2019

On Thursday, the Washington State House of Representatives passed legislation that would streamline the review process for fish habitat projects. House Bill 1187 sponsor, 13th District Rep. Tom Dent, said the...

Feb. 15, 2019