Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


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 the House Page Program....

Sept. 13, 2017

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...

July 21, 2017

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....

July 7, 2017

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 home working in district but...

June 9, 2017

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 send us to Olympia...

April 21, 2017

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 and repairs to roads...

April 14, 2017

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 building, construction and infrastructure...

April 7, 2017

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 both proposals spend nearly...

April 1, 2017

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 total with over 400...

March 24, 2017

I want to remind you about my upcoming telephone town hall with Rep. Mary Dye tomorrow night, Thursday, March 23 from 6 – 7 p.m.  You can call (509) 724-2970 to listen...

March 22, 2017