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Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, gives his take on how the remote session went, the importance of having the public involved in the political process, and his parting thoughts for the session....

April 14, 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

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins John Sattgast on Capitol Report to discuss the first bill passed by the majority party and the changes that come with the remote session. Wash. House...

Jan. 18, 2021

It's official. The 105-day 2021 legislative session, which is scheduled to begin January 11, will be a “remote session.” Click here to see the House plan for the legislative session. The...

Jan. 7, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, tells KONA why Republicans refused, in protest, to vote on Senate Bill 6199, which forces union dues to be taken from the compensation given to in-home care...

March 5, 2018

We recently celebrated Beef Day in Olympia.  Cattlemen from around the state served some of the best beef I've ever tasted!  Even though there was snow on the ground, the lines stretched down...

March 3, 2018