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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

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

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, 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

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

Gov. Jay Inslee's latest plan to reopen gatherings and businesses from coronavirus restrictions concerns Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, who talks about a letter he wrote to Gov. Jay Inslee explaining...

Jan. 26, 2021

When the 2021 legislative session convenes on Jan. 11, Rep. Tom Dent will continue his leadership role as the lead Republican member of the House Children, Youth and Families Committee. The...

Dec. 22, 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

Legislators will be under election year restrictions from Dec. 1 until Jan. 13, the first day of session, so I wanted to touch base with you one more time before the...

Nov. 26, 2019

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins Capitol Report to discuss the House Democrats' 2019-2021 operating budget proposal, which would raise over $4 billion in new taxes and increase spending by 20...

April 5, 2019