Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


Dear friends and neighbors, This year’s fair season has wrapped up.  It was great to see many of you out and about in our communities.  Our rural fairs, parades and community...

Dear friends and neighbors, Now that most of us are in the “back to school” swing of things, I want to let you know about the opportunity your student has to serve in...

In what may be the biggest attack on our property rights in my lifetime, the Legislature was unable to come to an agreement on a fix to allow rural landowners access...

After months of negotiations, the Legislature passed a budget last week that increases spending for education, kept state government from a partial shutdown, and includes new investments in mental health services....

Dear Friends and Neighbors, After a 105-day regular session, and a 30-day special session, budget negotiators are still at it as we’re now into a second special session.  I am currently back...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As many of us feared, budget negotiators have not yet reached an agreement on our next two-year operating budget.  This is very frustrating.  I believe our constituents...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week the House passed its version of the next two-year transportation budget.  This $8.56 billion budget includes money for: Retention and recruitment of highly qualified state troopers. Maintenance...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The House released its capital budget proposal for the 2017-19 biennium this week.  The capital budget is often called the “bricks and mortar” budget as it includes...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Last week we talked about the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus budget proposal.  This week, House Democrats released their operating budget plan for the next two years.  While...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I want to thank those of you who were able to participate in our 9th District telephone town hall last night.  We had nearly 1,200 participants in...