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Gov. Jay Inslee recently vetoed 13th District Rep. Tom Dent's legislation that would give childcare centers more time to comply with required professional development standards. Dent's House Bill 1866, which passed both...

May 3, 2019

On Wednesday, Gov. Inslee signed legislation requiring the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to evaluate traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening tools for children going into the state's foster care...

April 25, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10, Rep. Tom Dent was taken to the hospital after experiencing some dizziness on the floor of the state House of Representatives. Emergency medical personnel were called and...

April 11, 2019

On Monday the state House of Representatives passed legislation that would establish a Pesticide Application Safety Committee. House Bill 1725, sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent, is the result of the pesticide...

March 12, 2019

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, and Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, are inviting community members to their town hall meetings on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23. The lawmakers will provide a 2019 session...

March 11, 2019

On Tuesday, the state House of Representatives passed two bills sponsored by 13th District Rep. Tom Dent. House Bill 1866 would give childcare centers until August 1, 2024, to comply with...

March 6, 2019

A bill that would increase the presence of eastern Washington on the state Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Oversight Board passed off the House floor unanimously on Monday. House...

March 5, 2019

On Thursday, the Washington State House of Representatives passed legislation that would streamline the review process for fish habitat projects. House Bill 1187 sponsor, 13th District Rep. Tom Dent, said the...

Feb. 15, 2019

In an effort to boost funding for airports and address the shortage of workers in the aeronautics industry, Rep. Tom Dent recently introduced three pieces of legislation. “Our aviation industry is...

Feb. 1, 2019

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, has been appointed to the Oversight Board for Children, Youth and Families by House Speaker Frank Chopp. The establishment of the Oversight Board is part of House...

May 11, 2018