Rep. Joel McEntire's Email Updates


The gavel banged down on Monday to officially start the 2022 legislative session. Unfortunately, the House of Representatives is operating “virtually” and the legislative session will be very similar to last...

Jan. 12, 2022

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I, along with all legislators, will be under election-year restrictions from Dec. 1 until Jan. 10, so I will not be able to send...

Nov. 29, 2021

It has been a while since I provided you an update. I spent a number of weeks back east as part of my Marine Corps military training. There are a number...

Oct. 13, 2021

Last Monday, Aug. 9, the governor announced COVID vaccine mandates for most state employees and health care workers or they could lose their jobs if they cannot show proof they have...

Aug. 16, 2021

On Tuesday, May 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Sen. Jeff Wilson, Rep. Jim Walsh and I are having a Virtual Town Hall Meeting. We hope you will listen in and participate....

May 24, 2021

My first legislative session was historic, but not for reasons I had hoped. It was the first “virtual” session in history and an operating budget was passed that spends almost $60...

May 11, 2021

We are down to the last week of the legislative session. The big-ticket items are still not finalized. The three state budgets – operating, transportation and capital – police reform bills,...

April 20, 2021

We are more than two-thirds of the way done with the 2021 legislative session. The last month of session we will be debating some major issues including the three budgets (operating,...

March 26, 2021

We have spent the last couple of weeks debating and voting on bills on the “virtual” House floor. The debates have included many concerning and problematic bills. I will send you...

March 9, 2021

Several days ago, House Republicans unveiled a “real solutions” budget proposal. It is uncommon for the minority party to introduce a spending plan. However, we decided to do this so we...

Feb. 27, 2021