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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

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

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, 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

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, opposes a bill that would reduce the penalty for intentionally infecting another person with HIV.

Feb. 14, 2020