Rep. Tom Dent's Email Updates


Legislators will be under election year restrictions from Dec. 1 until Jan. 10, so I will not be able to send out email updates or newsletters during that timeframe. I will...

Nov. 23, 2021

Last session, the Legislature passed House Bill 1477, establishing the Crisis Response Improvement Strategy (CRIS) Committee. It is a steering committee comprised of CRIS members and subcommittees to support the redesign...

Oct. 27, 2021

I continue to hear from many of you on the vaccine mandates, our declared state of emergency and more recently, the rising cost of insurance rates. I answer some of the...

Sept. 28, 2021

I have heard from many of you recently regarding mask and vaccination issues, the police reform legislation, long-term care payroll tax and more. Below is an update on some of those...

Aug. 13, 2021

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

The 2021 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn this Sunday, April 25. There are many major issues that are unresolved such as the operating budget, some of the police reform legislation,...

April 22, 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

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

Our “virtual” legislative session began Monday, Jan. 11. The 105-day session will be one for the history books – as lawmakers will be conducting the people's business over computer screens and...

Jan. 19, 2021