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The House released its capital budget proposal for the 2017-19 biennium this week.  The capital budget is often called the “bricks and mortar” budget as it includes building, construction and infrastructure...

April 7, 2017

I want to thank those of you who were able to participate in our 9th District telephone town hall last night.  We had nearly 1,200 participants in total with over 400...

March 24, 2017

This week was policy committee cutoff.  This is when all bills not pertaining to the budget or transportation must pass their respective policy committee.  We have these cutoff dates to help...

Feb. 17, 2017

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, received the 2011 Cornerstone Award from the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) for his efforts to protect jobs, spur local economic development and create an employer-friendly environment...

April 17, 2012

Constituent request bill is now a state law Reps. Susan Fagan and Joe Schmick this year introduced House Bill 1024 at the request of the towns of Rockford, Fairfield and Latah...

April 22, 2011