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While the entire state is now in Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee's “Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery Plan,” many of you have contacted my office asking about Phase 3. “Rep....

Feb. 25, 2021

When the Legislature convened last year for the 2020 session, our economy was healthy and increased tax collections gave our state a surplus of about $2.3 billion.  Over objections from Republicans...

Feb. 24, 2021

Gov. Inslee announced that most of Washington will be allowed to move to Phase 2 beginning Sunday, Feb. 14. Phase 2 allows limited indoor dining and fitness facilities to open. In...

Feb. 12, 2021

The head of the state Employment Security Department (ESD), Suzi LeVine, has not been held accountable for hundreds of millions of dollars lost last summer to a Nigerian scam. She was...

Feb. 8, 2021

When Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday that 10 Washington counties may be allowed to partially reopen amid his stay-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th Legislative District team of...

May 6, 2020

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

The 2020 legislative session is over. While I plan on sending out a more comprehensive issue update in the near future, I wanted to share some important information about the coronavirus,...

March 20, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks about the comprehensive sex education bill recently passed by the House that encountered strong parental and Republican opposition. The 9th District lawmaker also addresses recent coronavirus...

March 6, 2020

House Democrats early this morning passed one of the most glaring examples of state government overreach that I've ever seen. In blatant disregard to the over 600 parents, teachers, students and...

March 5, 2020

New legislation was introduced Monday morning in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak in Washington state. House health care leads Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and Rep. Eileen Cody, D-West Seattle, want...

March 3, 2020