Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


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...

Feb. 17, 2017

Back in December, the governor released his proposal to solve McCleary: A multi-billion tax package that included a new carbon tax, a new capital gains income tax, and an increase in...

Feb. 3, 2017

In late December, Gov. Inslee proposed an $8.7 billion tax package, with the bulk of revenue coming from a new carbon tax, a new capital gains income tax, and an increase...

Jan. 13, 2017

Day 60 of the 2016 legislative session ended without an agreement on a supplemental operating budget. House Republicans have said from the beginning passing a budget was a top priority, so...

March 11, 2016

There are just about three weeks remaining in the 60-day legislative session. The short session is intended to address emergencies and unforeseen circumstances such as the wildfires that ravaged more than...

Feb. 19, 2016

This is the third week of the short, 60 day session. It’s quite clear that voters are engaged on state issues this year because Sharon and I have been responding to...

Jan. 29, 2016

This week, the Legislature convened for a 60-day session. This will be my 6th regular session and I still feel like it is a privilege to serve the people of the...

Jan. 14, 2016

After 176 long days, the Legislature has finally adjourned for good. The operating budget was passed last week and averted a government shutdown (though I never believed it would come to...

July 10, 2015

Rather than partisan talk or placing blame, I just want to share my thoughts on where we stand. The main thing to me is this: The economy and the taxpayers gave...

June 5, 2015

On Monday, we received an early revenue forecast to give budget writers a better idea of how much the state is expected to bring in for the current and next biennial...

May 20, 2015