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The 2019 legislative session began Monday, Jan. 14. We are honored to serve you and bring a strong voice of our 9th District citizens to the state Capitol. This year's 105-day...

Jan. 24, 2019

After months of negotiations, the Legislature passed a budget last week that increases spending for education, kept state government from a partial shutdown, and includes new investments in mental health services....

July 7, 2017

After a 105-day regular session, and a 30-day special session, budget negotiators are still at it as we're now into a second special session.  I am currently back home working in district but...

June 9, 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

Last week we talked about the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus budget proposal.  This week, House Democrats released their operating budget plan for the next two years.  While both proposals spend nearly...

April 1, 2017

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, explains his thoughts on the release of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus's budget proposal and some significant factors of the proposal that illustrate K-12 funding as the...

March 28, 2017

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the House Democrats' education funding policy, why he voted against the bill and the amendments Republicans tried to offer to improve the plan.

Feb. 27, 2017

The education funding debate is starting to heat up.  Both the Senate Republicans and the House Democrats have released their proposals to solve the final McCleary puzzle piece: the state's overreliance...

Feb. 10, 2017

There were literally hundreds of people in the halls and around the Capitol campus at rallies this week supporting both gun control and Second Amendment rights.  It was our Democracy in...

Feb. 3, 2017

This program with Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses McCleary and the levy cliff. He also talks about the Affordable Care Act and implementing new solutions.

Jan. 24, 2017