Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


With the March 7 session adjournment just around the corner, majority Democrats unveiled their supplemental spending proposals earlier this week. The state has three budgets: The three budgets follow a two-year...

Feb. 23, 2024

Time flies during a short 60-day legislative session, which is scheduled to be completed in 20 days on March 7. This past Tuesday was the house-of-origin cutoff, a major deadline in...

Feb. 16, 2024

If you haven’t marked your calendar and registered for our 9th District virtual town hall meeting, please be sure to do it now. Rep. Mary Dye and I will be holding a...

Feb. 9, 2024

We are rapidly closing in on the halfway point (Feb. 6) of the scheduled 60-day legislative session. A lot of things are happening in the Legislature as I bring you this...

Feb. 2, 2024

The old adage “Time flies. . .” seems appropriate as we close out the third week and start the fourth week on Monday of the 60-day legislative session. We are approaching...

Jan. 26, 2024

Week Two of the scheduled 60-day session has been very busy with committee public hearings, some floor action, and meetings with constituents as we rapidly approach our first legislative deadlines. Earlier...

Jan. 19, 2024

It is my honor to be back at the state Capitol in Olympia to serve and represent you and our neighbors across the 9th Legislative District. The first day of the...

Jan. 12, 2024

Many of you have expressed frustration over Kaiser Permanente’s pharmacy rule that requires refills by mail or at a Kaiser pharmacy. This has caused hardship for rural residents especially and our...

Nov. 3, 2023

The first fully in-person session in almost three years adjourned on Sunday, April 23. While it was great to see constituents and the public back in Olympia in legislative offices and...

April 27, 2023

Many of you have contacted my office about the upcoming payroll tax to fund the Long-Term Care Services and Supports Program. This legislation was passed by the majority party in 2019....

April 7, 2023