Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


Rep. Joe Schmick, R – Colfax, discusses mental health legislation that helps community hospitals provide mental health services, the challenges of competency evaluations, community beds for civil patients, diversion programs for...

Feb. 16, 2018

Legislators from the 9th legislative district, Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, have announced they will host a telephone town hall for constituents. The one-hour event will take...

Feb. 16, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, lays out his argument against House Bill 1298, which bans employers from asking if job applicants have been arrested or convicted of a crime on an initial...

Feb. 9, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, catches listeners up on the Legislature's status at the deadline for policy bills, describes lawmakers' attempts to spend the state's revenue surplus and discusses Republican efforts to...

Feb. 2, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses his bill to create tenant-owned mobile home parks for senior living outside urban areas and another piece of legislation that would raise the thresholds at which...

Jan. 26, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, reviews the benefits of the recent water access legislation passed in response to the restrictive Hirst court ruling and discusses the approved capital budget and its potential...

Jan. 19, 2018

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner quietly announced on Tuesday that Community Health Plan of Washington will be leaving the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (exchange) marketplace, and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan...

May 11, 2017

9th District lawmaker is House Republican lead on health-care issues Two health-care related bills prime sponsored by Rep. Joe Schmick were signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday. The...

May 9, 2017

Legislation designed to give more flexibility to land owners and local jurisdictions when it comes to the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on roads and highways was signed into law this week....

April 18, 2017

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, explains the current state of budget negotiations, highlighting taxes and levies. Schmick also shares some final thoughts with his listeners.

April 17, 2017