Articles written by Tom Dent

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 By Tom Dent    Opinion

Are we making the cure worse than the disease?

On Feb. 29, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. With this unknown and highly contagious virus, most folks agreed with his precauti... — Updated 12/17/2020

 By Tom Dent    Opinion

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, capit... — Updated 3/26/2018

 By Tom Dent    News

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... — Updated 1/22/2018

 By Tom Dent    News

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... — Updated 6/29/2017

 By Tom Dent    News

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... — Updated 2/3/2017

 By Tom Dent    News

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,... — Updated 10/16/2015

 By Tom Dent    News

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 sess... — Updated 7/29/2015


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