Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


Traveling the long back roads of our district between communities reminds me of the history of our area, specifically how many of our communities sprang up as the result of the...

July 12, 2011

The special session ended Wednesday, May 25. I complete this nearly five-month session with some accomplishments, some disappointments, and definitely determination for the future.

June 3, 2011

Today is the 22nd day of this 30-day special session, and yet very little progress has been made in three weeks. The schedule is controlled by Speaker Frank Chopp and I’m...

May 17, 2011

You may have heard by now that the governor called the Legislature into a special session. The House and the Senate budget writers are now in negotiations over different plans to...

May 4, 2011

On Monday, the majority party in the House released their proposal for balancing the $5.1 billion shortfall for the 2011-13 budget. I have several concerns with this proposal...

April 8, 2011

Today is the 81st day of the 105-day legislative session, and we continue to wait on budget proposals to balance our state’s $5 billion shortfall. In this week’s video update, I...

March 31, 2011

On Thursday, March 17, the state’s chief economist provided us with a revenue forecast for what the state is expected to bring in for the next few years. This reduced our...

March 23, 2011

Last Monday was Children’s Day here in the House. It was a great reminder about why fighting for a better future is so important. And recently, students from Rainier High School...

Feb. 28, 2011

On Wednesday, the House passed two proposals (House Bill 1091 and Senate Bill 5135) to preserve benefits to unemployed workers as well as to provide permanent tax relief for employers. This...

Feb. 10, 2011

On Monday, the House voted on two different proposals to start closing the gap on the 2011 supplemental budget. I voted for one and against another. The majority proposal lacks sustainability...

Jan. 27, 2011