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 By Tom Dent    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Dent's recap of session

The gavel fell on the night of March 8 adjourning the 2018 legislative session. The Legislature was able to reach an agreement on all three supplemental budgets – operating, capital and transportation – to avoid a special session for the first ti...

 By Tom Dent    News    January 18, 2018

Dent provides legislative update

Dear friends and neighbors, On Monday, the gavel fell to start the 2018 legislative session. Each session, walking into the Capitol Building is humbling. It gives me pause and provides me the opportunity to reflect on how fortunate I am to represent...

 By Tom Dent    News    June 29, 2017

State legislature update from Rep. Tom Dent

Special sessions have become the norm in Olympia, and we are currently making our way through our second special session this year. However, a couple of things to remember: If we are protecting taxpayer dollars then the extra sessions are worth it....

 By Tom Dent    News    February 2, 2017

Legislative update from 13th District legislator

The 2017 legislative session is now underway, and I am a couple of weeks into my second term. The opening ceremonies were a great reminder of what an incredible honor it is to be in Olympia representing the folks of the 13th District and Washington...

 By Tom Dent    News    October 15, 2015

State Rep. Tom Dent reports on recent District 13 media tour

I recently had the opportunity to travel around the 13th District with Sen. Judy Warnick and Rep. Matt Manweller to visit our local newspapers. Meeting with editors and reporters, we discussed the successes and challenges of the 2015 legislative...

 By Tom Dent    News    July 30, 2015

Rep. Dent reports on legislative sessions

It took longer than any of us would’ve liked it to, but after 176 days and three special sessions, we were finally able to adjourn last week. Although we needed three special sessions, I am proud of many of the things we accomplished as a Legislatu...


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