Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


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...

July 7, 2017

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.

May 10, 2017

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

April 10, 2017

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...

March 14, 2017

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