Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


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If there was ever a time to pass emergency powers reform, it was this week. On Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Cowlitz, Pierce and Whitman counties would be rolling back to...

April 17, 2021

Things are moving very quickly both inside and outside the Legislature as we head into the final 30 days of session. Before I get to policy matters, however, I first want...

March 26, 2021

On Monday, March 22, I will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting with fellow 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis. During the meeting, which will start at 6 p.m., the two...

March 19, 2021

As governors around the country continue to ease or end their shutdown orders, Gov. Jay Inslee says there is no Phase 3 plan in development for our state. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases...

March 5, 2021

On Tuesday, our leaders in the House Appropriations Committee held a press conference to unveil the 2021-23 House Republican operating budget proposal. It's a plan Reps. Drew Stokesbary, Drew MacEwen, Kelly...

Feb. 19, 2021

Since my last update, the House has passed two COVID relief bills, the Employment Security Department has continued to struggle, and we learned hackers stole the personal data of 1.4 million...

Feb. 5, 2021

The 2021 legislative session is under way. While I am pleased we are finally getting to work, I can't help but think of how many families we could have already helped...

Jan. 19, 2021

It's now been six weeks since Gov. Jay Inslee announced his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which has since been extended twice—most recently to May 31. Throughout this crisis, I've been...

May 8, 2020

In the wake of a mostly divisive legislative session, I've been extremely pleased to see the cooperation between Republicans and Democrats in working to address the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For...

March 18, 2020

After a busy week here at the Capitol, I wanted to share my weekly video update with you. In it, I discuss the impact the coronavirus is having on our state,...

March 6, 2020