Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


The education funding debate is starting to heat up.  Both the Senate Republicans and the House Democrats have released their proposals to solve the final McCleary puzzle piece: the state's overreliance...

Feb. 10, 2017

There were literally hundreds of people in the halls and around the Capitol campus at rallies this week supporting both gun control and Second Amendment rights.  It was our Democracy in...

Feb. 3, 2017

It's always great to visit with folks from district.  This week I met with several Realtors from Pullman.  If you're ever heading to Olympia, please contact my office so we can...

Jan. 27, 2017

We celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week in the Legislature.  This involves various floor speeches honoring a man whose legacy of hope extends through the generations.  To watch those...

Jan. 20, 2017

The 2017 legislative session has begun.  The governor gave his state of the state speech, which you can watch here.  And Rep. Gina McCabe gave the Republican response, which you can...

Jan. 13, 2017

After two weeks of further negotiations, budget writers in the House and Senate finally reached agreement and the special session ended late Tuesday night. As expected, the final supplemental budget looks...

April 1, 2016

With budget negotiators unable to bridge the gap between living within our means or raising taxes, the Legislature is once again heading to a special session. Governor Jay Inslee called an...

March 15, 2016

we're hearing there is a rumor that perhaps they're too far apart and there will be no supplemental budget

March 8, 2016

I want to thank those of you who were able to join us for our 9th District telephone town hall this week.  I appreciated your involvement and the conversations we had...

Feb. 27, 2016

This is the last reminder to please join your 9th District legislators at our upcoming telephone town hall.  Sen. Mark Schoesler, Rep. Mary Dye and I will be hosting the one-hour event...

Feb. 19, 2016