Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


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

House Democrats have released their proposal for the 2015-2017 state budget. Their plan would spend $38.9 billion and raise taxes $1.5 billion just in the first two years alone.

March 28, 2015

We’re starting the tenth week of the legislative session, having passed a Wednesday deadline for House-introduced bills to be voted out of the House. There were some late nights last week...

March 16, 2015

We're now in the fifth week of session in Olympia. I'd like to take this opportunity to fill you in on some of the legislative repercussions of two initiatives that passed...

Feb. 10, 2015

Time really does fly -- we're now in the third week of the 2015 legislative session. The big issues we'll deal with this year include the state budget, education funding, and...

Jan. 27, 2015

This will be my last e-mail update for a while, due to election-year restrictions. My legislative assistant, Sharon, and I will still be available to help you, but if you do...

April 10, 2014

We’re still a long way from doing everything we should to promote more jobs and economic growth outside of Seattle, but we have made some progress this year.

Feb. 28, 2014