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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

Expressing concern Gov. Jay Inslee's “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan unfairly penalizes rural counties and communities, Rep. Tom Dent and 39 other legislators recently sent the governor a letter...

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

Agriculture has been a way of life for Rep. Tom Dent. So, when he recently received an award for his work in the ag industry it caught him off guard. In...

Dec. 4, 2020

It's been three weeks since the nation's official Census Day, and the move by the U.S. Census Bureau to initially seek information using an online form (available at www.2020census.gov) hasn't meant...

April 23, 2020

On Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that will provide regulatory relief for early learning providers. Rep. Tom Dent sponsored House Bill 2556 after talking with early learning and child care...

April 6, 2020

On Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation into law that will streamline the review process for fish habitat projects. House Bill 1187, sponsored by 13th District Rep. Tom Dent, comes from work he was...

March 30, 2020

The Washington State Legislature gave final approval to Senate Bill 6068, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and co-sponsored by her seatmates, Reps. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, and Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake. The bill keeps proven...

March 19, 2020