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The Washington State Senate recently passed two pieces of legislation prime sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent. The bills now head to the governor for his signature. House Bill 2073 would add more oversight...

April 6, 2017

More than 150 years ago when the United States was looking to expand their peacetime military after the Civil War, the hotly debated issue concerned the inclusion of African-Americans in the Army. It...

March 24, 2017

A measure that would give irrigation districts the authority to enter into private-public partnerships unanimously passed the state House of Representatives recently. Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, prime-sponsor of House Bill 1578, says it is...

March 9, 2017

  House Bill 1924, sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent to assist small forest landowners in reducing wildfire risk on their property recently passed the state House of Representatives. The bill would exempt...

March 7, 2017

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, and Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, are holding an hour-long telephone town hall on Monday, March 13, at 6 p.m. The program is similar to a call-in radio...

March 6, 2017

Legislation that would direct the Washington State Beef Commission to take action on promoting the health of cattle and improving the transparency of its financial operations passed out of the state...

March 3, 2017

A bill that would require the state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to reduce documentation and paperwork requirements for behavioral health services passed off the House floor on Wednesday....

March 3, 2017

A measure that would create a new Washington Aviation special license plate passed the state House of Representatives on a 94-4 vote Tuesday. House Bill 1400, sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent,...

March 2, 2017

A bill that would direct the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to conduct an elk management pilot project to reduce...

Feb. 20, 2017

This week the Washington State House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 1018, sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent, that would increase grant amounts from $250,000 to $750,000 for general aviation projects provided by the...

Feb. 2, 2017