Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


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

This time of year makes me reflect on how grateful I am to have a home, a family, food on the table and clothes on my back. Recently I helped put...

Dec. 18, 2012

During the interim (the time between sessions), my priority will be to promote rural employment. I will continue to serve on the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations. The...

May 7, 2012

We are now into the 26th day of the constitutionally-allowed 30-day special session. All the members were called back into town on Wednesday for committee hearings and floor action. At the...

April 6, 2012

I want to thank all of you who attended my town halls last weekend. I always enjoy answering questions and explaining my votes on various bills. We may not always agree...

Feb. 24, 2012

The Legislature is now more than half-way through its 60-day session. Tuesday, Feb. 14 was an important deadline for House bills to be voted out of the House, or they are...

Feb. 16, 2012

We are now in the third week of the 60-day session. I’ve been disappointed at the lack of urgency on the budget, especially since we were just in session in December....

Jan. 27, 2012