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

March 21, 2019

After nearly two weeks of non-stop floor action, late nights and weekend work – with hundreds of amendments, caucus discussions and votes on bills – the House of origin cutoff has...

March 15, 2019

Residents living in rural areas know what it means to spend ample time behind the wheel.  Whether it's driving to a doctor's appointment, getting groceries, visiting friends and family, or taking...

March 15, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Ed Dawson on Washington AgNetwork to discuss the low carbon fuel standard that narrowly passed the house. The bill will raise the gas tax in Washington...

March 13, 2019

I want to thank those of you who took part in my survey last week. About 344 of you took the time to let me know what you think about the...

March 1, 2019

For the first time in 25 years, the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives closed the House for business this week. On Monday, all committees and floor action were cancelled...

Feb. 15, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Capitol Report to discuss the snowy weather that hit Olympia, and a restrictive scheduling bill that would make business harder for both employers and employees.

Feb. 14, 2019

Winston Churchill once said, “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up...

Feb. 13, 2019

This week we saw once again the power of an organized, grassroots effort as several hundred people visited Olympia to protest an immunization bill. With the recent outbreak of measles in...

Feb. 8, 2019

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses legislation that would harm independent contractors and legislation that would harm gun owners.

Feb. 7, 2019