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It's been nearly two months of a statewide quarantine. And, unless you live in certain parts of King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it looks like much of the rest of the...

May 5, 2020

April 28, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks with Glenn Vaagan of the Washington Ag Network about the potential impact of removing four Snake River dams, as recently suggested by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown....

Feb. 19, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick votes 'no' on the Democrats' low carbon fuel standard and explains on the House floor how the scheme will hurt farmers and families in his district.

Jan. 30, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses how removing the Snake River dam would be problematic for his district. Additionally, the 9th District lawmaker explains his legislation that would give the L&I director...

Jan. 24, 2020

We are back in Olympia for this year's 60-day legislative session, which began Jan. 13, and it didn't take long to learn what Gov. Jay Inslee and his Democratic friends who...

Jan. 15, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R- Colfax, discusses the issue of dam removal and describes his experience at a Clarkson event surrounding the same topic. He also speaks about his legislation aimed at...

Jan. 15, 2020

The 9th Legislative District team of Sen. Mark Schoesler and Reps. Mary Dye and Joe Schmick applauded today's passage of a new two-year state capital (construction) budget that includes funding for...

April 28, 2019

Earlier today, Democrats in the House Finance Committee passed a series of tax increases including an income tax on capital gains. Their plan increases taxes on small business, employers, families and...

April 19, 2019

When House Democrats released their two-year state operating budget proposal March 25, we celebrated the fact that Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed $750,000 to study removal of the four lower Snake River...

April 19, 2019