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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

After two weeks of long, late night and weekend sessions, today is the “opposite house cut off.” Bills originating in the Senate have to pass the House, and vice versa. Otherwise,...

April 11, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Ed Dawson and Robb Francis on KONA to discuss a proposed income tax on capital gains and a pair of clean energy bills that would raise...

March 30, 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

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses voting against the low carbon fuel standard, the policy cut-off date, and what higher gas prices would mean for Washingtonians. Wash. House Republicans · 03-03-21 –...

March 3, 2021

It didn't take long for the majority party in the House to unveil their newest attempt at taking more taxpayer dollars. Here's an article from The Seattle Times: Gas taxes and...

Jan. 22, 2021

It seems some in Olympia have forgotten that a “supplemental” budget is for small adjustments, course changes, emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. The budget released this week – and passed tonight –...

Feb. 28, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) and the pressures it puts on Eastern Washingtonians.

Jan. 31, 2020

Democrats in the House of Representatives passed a low-carbon fuel standard on Wednesday night. Studies show it will increase the price of gas by at least 57 cents per gallon, and...

Jan. 31, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick votes 'no' on the Democrats' low carbon fuel standard and explains on the House floor how the scheme will hurt farmers and families in his district.

Jan. 30, 2020