Rep. Tom Dent's News & Media


On Friday, the House Human Services and Early Learning Committee unanimously passed a measure that would help early learning providers meet new state rules and regulations. House Bill 2556, introduced by Rep....

Feb. 10, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, talks about his bills addressing wild fires, child care, and agriculture.

Feb. 7, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses his bill to foster rural economic development through an aviation tax exemption. He also explains his other bills designed to regulate the Noxious Weed Control...

Jan. 31, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent discusses his legislation (House Bill 2556) that would simplify the requirements for early learning teachers to address the workforce shortage and create a task force to analyze and...

Jan. 31, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, updates WaAgNetwork's Glenn Vagaan on agricultural issues in the Legislature. Dent explains his bills, one of which would help consumers identify non-meat products, the other would...

Jan. 29, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses his bills on child care affordability and aviation funding with KIT radio hosts Lance Tormey and Dave Ettl.

Jan. 28, 2020

Rep. Dent talks with Mechelle Moran, owner and director of Creative Kids Learning Center, about the challenges she is facing due to new state rules and regulations and reimbursement rates.

Jan. 24, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses his bills related to aviation funding and affordable child care.

Jan. 24, 2020

When the Legislature convenes every January, the Capitol campus is busy with lawmakers, lobbyists, legislative staff, and students participating in the legislative page programs. Rep. Tom Dent is encouraging students interested in the...

Dec. 18, 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