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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

The Washington State Legislature has adjourned on time and approved a supplemental capital budget for 2020 that includes significant investments for the 13th Legislative District totaling just over $3.7 million. The biennial...

March 13, 2020

A bill that would provide some regulatory relief for early learning providers passed the House unanimously on Thursday. House Bill 2556, introduced by Rep. Tom Dent, would create a community-based training pathway...

Feb. 13, 2020

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 has been elected to the board of directors of the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) organization. The organization focuses on cooperation, leadership and educational opportunities for state...

July 24, 2019

A bill that will increase the presence of eastern Washington on the state Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Oversight Board was signed by the governor on Tuesday. House Bill...

May 24, 2019

A measure that will establish the Pesticide Application Safety Committee was signed into law by Gov. Inslee on Thursday. Senate Bill 5550, which passed the Legislature with near unanimous support, is...

May 10, 2019