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Rep. Tom Dent joins Mike McClanahan on TVW's The Impact to discuss wildfire and environmental legislation that came before the Legislature in the 2021 legislative session.

May 6, 2021

I want to remind you that on Wednesday, March 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sen. Judy Warnick, Rep. Alex Ybarra and I will be hosting a virtual town hall...

March 22, 2021

We recently concluded about two weeks of long hours on the “virtual” House floor debating and voting on bills now in the Senate – including some very bad bills. I will...

March 17, 2021

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, and Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, are inviting citizens from the 13th District to join them for a one-hour virtual town hall meeting, Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. to...

March 15, 2021

On Saturday, the state House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation introduced by Rep. Tom Dent, aimed at smaller airports that need to fund capital and preservation projects. House Bill 1030 would put...

March 7, 2021

We are now in week six of the legislative session. Monday was the policy committee cutoff – which means all policy bills that do not have any fiscal impacts or relate to...

Feb. 19, 2021

Reps. Tom Dent, Alex Ybarra, and Sen. Judy Warnick have sent a letter to the governor requesting he reevaluate his phased reopening plan and how it is impacting Kittitas County. The county has...

Feb. 12, 2021

Governor Inslee's regional reopening plan announced Jan. 5 leaves much to be desired. It is not fair or equitable. But his announcement to allow two regions on the west side of...

Feb. 11, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, takes issue with the governor's plan to re-open the state from pandemic restrictions. Dent also discusses his two aviation bills and frustrations with the remote nature...

Feb. 4, 2021

On Tuesday, the House Transportation Committee unanimously approved two aviation-related bills sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake. House Bill 1030 would create the Community Airport Revitalization Board (CARB) loan program....

Feb. 4, 2021