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In his weekly video update, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses upcoming floor action and highlights House Republican members who are working hard to move the needle on a number of...

March 1, 2019

A lot has happened since my last email update in early March. The biggest news, aside from the Legislature adjourning on time for the first time since 2014, was the announcement...

March 28, 2018

A bill sponsored by Rep. J.T. Wilcox aimed at reducing the suicide rate among workers in the agricultural industry was signed into law by the governor Thursday.

March 15, 2018

A suicide prevention bill sponsored by Rep. J.T. Wilcox received unanimous approval in the House Tuesday.

Feb. 14, 2018

Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, talks about his recently passed bill proposing to study the problem of suicides among agricultural workers and his salmon recovery legislation, which faces a more uncertain future....

Feb. 14, 2018

An excessive rate of suicides among farmers has drawn the attention of lawmakers in the Washington State House of Representatives. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol.

Feb. 7, 2018

We're nearing the end of our fourth week of session, and there's a lot to talk about. That's why I'll be hosting a telephone town hall TONIGHT from 6-7 p.m. with...

Feb. 1, 2018

Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, discusses the passage of a bill addressing the Hirst water rights decision. He also talks about the necessity of crafting a fiscally responsible supplemental operating budget that...

Feb. 1, 2018

Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, discusses the Legislature's resolution last week to the well water restrictions imposed by the Hirst Supreme Court decision and why he cast a vote against the compromise...

Jan. 22, 2018

Happy New Year! While this is a short, 60-day session, there is a great deal to get done. I look forward to bringing the priorities of the people who live in...

Jan. 16, 2018