Rep. J.T. Wilcox's Email Updates


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

I have two pieces of news. The first you may have already heard about: the governor has called the Legislature into a 30-day special session beginning Nov. 28. I’m glad she...

Oct. 7, 2011

On Thursday, Sept. 15, we received an updated revenue forecast from the state’s chief economist, Arun Raha. The report (which you can read here) was not encouraging. Our state is now...

Sept. 19, 2011

In the last couple of weeks, I visited with small business owners in Ashford, Graham, Eatonville, McKenna, Rainier, Spanaway and Yelm. I listened as they told me their stories of making...

Sept. 9, 2011

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