Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


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

Today is the first day of the scheduled 60-day legislative session. We still have a $1.5 billion shortfall that must be balanced, and more than 303,000 people looking for work in...

Jan. 9, 2012

The special session came and went in just 17 days, and while there was minor movement on the budget (which I voted for), we did not accomplish the goal of balancing...

Dec. 23, 2011

Recently I visited Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, part of the MultiCare Health System, which is the largest private employer in Pierce County. In the 2nd District, we have the Spanaway...

Nov. 17, 2011

In my last e-mail to you, I promised a review of where specifically the state has reduced spending, how it has affected average people and what has happened to the efficiency...

Nov. 3, 2011