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Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Capitol Report to discuss new taxes that were passed by the House Finance Committee, including an illegal capital gains income tax and a tax on big...

April 19, 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

A new coordinated effort is underway to convince newspapers across the state, local and state lawmakers, and the general public that removing the Snake River dams is a great idea. This...

April 12, 2019

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, and Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, join KONA to discuss an item in the 2019-2021 Senate operating budget proposal that would study the effects of the removal of...

April 10, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins KONA to discuss his budget priorities. Schmick explains the differences between the House and Senate operating budget proposals, and how they affect areas of the budget...

April 1, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Capitol Report to discuss the 2019-2021 House Democrats' operating budget proposal, and higher taxes, despite record revenues. Schmick explains why the income tax on capital gains...

March 29, 2019

I want to thank those of you who were able to join us at our telephone town hall last night. We had nearly 2,200 participants. Our operators took 36 questions from...

March 22, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Capitol Report to discuss proposed tax increases despite a record revenue forecast, and the impacts that a budget like this could have if there is a...

March 22, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, from Colfax, discusses his legislative priorities, his district and his legislative hero in the Legislator Profile from TVW.

March 21, 2019