Rep. Tom Dent's Email Updates


It was a fast-paced 60-day session. The short sessions are intense as lawmakers try to pack the same amount of work into 60 days as they do the long, 105-day sessions....

March 28, 2024

It took until the final two weeks of the 60-day legislative session, but three of the six initiatives to the Legislature will have public hearings this week. The details are below,...

Feb. 26, 2024

I want to remind you that on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sen. Judy Warnick, Rep. Alex Ybarra and I will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting. If you...

Feb. 20, 2024

The Legislature recently passed the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session, and the first two major deadlines, the house-of-origin policy and fiscal committee cutoff dates. This means policy and fiscal...

Feb. 9, 2024

I am sending this email update to inform you of three pieces of legislation that could use your assistance or support to get through the legislative process. Below is a description...

Jan. 22, 2024

I hope you had a good holiday season with family and friends. The 2024 legislative session began on Monday. We have a lot of work to do in the short, 60-day...

Jan. 12, 2024

It has been a busy interim. Much of my fall involved working on priority issues in the committees I serve on in the Legislature, including as the lead Republican on the...

Nov. 21, 2023

The Legislature has officially been adjourned since our one day special session on May 16 to address the Blake decision – a new drug possession law. It was important we pass...

Aug. 4, 2023

I hope you were able to celebrate Independence Day. It is a good reminder that despite our differences and disagreements, we are extremely fortunate and blessed to live in a country...

July 7, 2023

The 2023 legislative session adjourned on April 23. It was a whirlwind, 15-week session. When the 105-day session concluded there were some positive results, but also some concerning issues that passed...

May 11, 2023