Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


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

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