Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


A lot has happened since my last email update in early March. The biggest news, aside from the Legislature adjourning on time for the first time since 2014, was the announcement...

During my time in the Legislature, our state has faced significant economic ups and downs. One thing has remained constant, however, and that is the seemingly irresistible temptation to raise taxes.

We're nearing the end of our fourth week of session, and there's a lot to talk about. That's why I'll be hosting a telephone town hall TONIGHT from 6-7 p.m. with...

Happy New Year! While this is a short, 60-day session, there is a great deal to get done. I look forward to bringing the priorities of the people who live in...

In my last email update, I provided an overview of the 2017-19 operating budget and also discussed what goes on behind-the-scenes during a budget negotiation. When I sent that update on...

While I wish it was interim so I could spend even more time on the farm and in district, I wanted to update you on where we currently stand 179 days...

Thanks to the good work done by 2017-19 transportation budget negotiators, the funding schedule for the $58.5 million SR 510/Yelm Loop project has been accelerated by two years.

I want to provide a brief overview of the operating budget proposals that have been introduced by the majority parties in each chamber.

Last Wednesday marked house of origin cutoff, which means bills that were not voted out of the chamber in which they were introduced are now considered “dead” for the year. In...

We are now more than a third of the way through the 2017 legislative session, and our first major deadline — policy committee cutoff — is almost here. As of 5...