Rep. Tom Dent's News & Media


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

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, discusses the reopening, moving Kittitas county into phase-2, and his early learning bill.

Feb. 18, 2021

Rep. Tom Dent, R- Moses Lake, talks about House Bill 1355 on noxious weed laws, and his House Bill 1384 relating to the agricultural community and mental health services. Wash. House...

Feb. 12, 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

Beginning today, large parts of the Central Puget Sound region will enter “Phase 2” of Governor Inslee's latest reopening plan, the “Roadmap to Recovery.” State Sen. Judy Warnick, Rep. Tom Dent...

Feb. 1, 2021

Building off of work done in the 2020 session, Rep. Tom Dent has introduced legislation to provide further regulatory relief to child care providers. House Bill 1278 would suspend all professional development...

Jan. 27, 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