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Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses gun control, specifically a measure that was recently introduced and would place limits on high capacity magazines. Additionally, Schmick talks about affordable housing and the controversial...

Feb. 21, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks with Glenn Vaagan of the Washington Ag Network about the potential impact of removing four Snake River dams, as recently suggested by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown....

Feb. 19, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, questions a Democratic bill that restricts arrests within a mile of courthouses in a conversation with Ed Dawson and Robb Francis on KONA. In a wide-ranging interview,...

Feb. 18, 2020

We are back in Olympia for this year's 60-day legislative session, which began Jan. 13, and it didn't take long to learn what Gov. Jay Inslee and his Democratic friends who...

Jan. 15, 2020

The 9th Legislative District team of Sen. Mark Schoesler and Reps. Mary Dye and Joe Schmick applauded today's passage of a new two-year state capital (construction) budget that includes funding for...

April 28, 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, lays out his argument against House Bill 1298, which bans employers from asking if job applicants have been arrested or convicted of a crime on an initial...

Feb. 9, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses his bill to create tenant-owned mobile home parks for senior living outside urban areas and another piece of legislation that would raise the thresholds at which...

Jan. 26, 2018

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, reviews the benefits of the recent water access legislation passed in response to the restrictive Hirst court ruling and discusses the approved capital budget and its potential...

Jan. 19, 2018