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In a previous update to you, I talked about the trifecta of proposals that could drastically increase the price we all pay at the pump. This could raise costs on those...

April 27, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, reviews police reform proposals making their way through the Legislature and talks about how the timing of these new restrictions conflicts with the provisions of Initiative 940,...

April 8, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses his opposition to a new gun control measure, and concerns over changes to drug possession laws. Wash. House Republicans · 04-02-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with...

April 2, 2021

As I mentioned in last week's update, the state Supreme Court recently ruled against our state's felony drug possession law (including drugs like heroin, meth and fentanyl). This flawed and activist...

March 26, 2021

With COVID cases and hospitalizations continuing to trend downward, and more vaccinations coming to our counties, it is time to move our economy into Phase 3. However, Gov. Inslee has repeatedly...

March 5, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, highlights legislation banning natural gas in homes and commercial buildings, a bill imposing a capital gains income tax, a proposal legalizing drug use and a repeated attempt...

Feb. 26, 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

Gov. Jay Inslee held another press conference this week, announcing alterations to his “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan. While I'm grateful that he is revisiting his earlier decision and...

Jan. 29, 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

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