Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


Today is the first day of the second special session, and I'm disappointed to be delivering that news. Throughout the first special session, Gary Alexander and I represented House Republicans in...

June 12, 2013

In my last e-mail, I shared with you the dozens of average people and employers who turned out to oppose the $1.2 billion in tax increases proposed by House Democrats. As...

May 7, 2013

Last Friday, the House Finance Committee on which I serve held a public hearing on the Democrats' tax increase proposal, House Bill 2038. You can watch the entire four-hour public hearing...

April 22, 2013

Today is the 89th day of the 105-day session. The Legislature is switching gears from debating policies and issue-oriented legislation to adopting the three budgets of the state: operating (daily operations),...

April 12, 2013

Today Governor Inslee introduced his tax and spend budget. Unfortunately, he failed to make any difficult spending decisions. Instead, he chose to keep his supporters whole by proposing we maintain and...

March 29, 2013

I want to invite you to town hall meetings tomorrow, Saturday, March 16 with my seatmate, Rep. Gary Alexander. It's a great chance for you to meet him if you haven't...

March 15, 2013

Two major things happened since I last wrote you. First, House Democrats introduced a transportation package which includes, among many other fees, a 10-cent gas tax increase. You can read more...

March 5, 2013

Our state is facing a $900 million shortfall, and there has been a clear directive from voters to make it difficult to raise your taxes. I agree, so I am taking...

Feb. 13, 2013

In the next two weeks as House Republican floor leader, I will be leading the charge to change some of the rules used to direct the conduct of the House chamber...

Jan. 22, 2013

Last time I wrote you, I promised more detailed comments about the governor's budget proposal. Clearly, this is meant to be just a starting point in a long legislative process to...

Jan. 8, 2013