Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


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With the 2022 legislative session in our rearview mirror, we're now entering election-year restrictions. This means, beginning May 16, I will not be able to send you an email update until...

May 13, 2022

The 2022 legislative session ended last night just before midnight. I want to thank all of you who have sent emails, written letters, made phone calls, and testified in remote committee...

March 11, 2022

The majority party in the House passed their supplemental operating budget proposal tonight. It is represents the largest spending plan in state history. Their supplemental budget is almost 10 times more...

Feb. 26, 2022

The house of origin cutoff was this week, meaning all House bills not necessary to implement the budget must pass the House and be sent over to the Senate (and vice...

Feb. 18, 2022

We have been on the House floor all week with most legislators participating remotely. This is the time of session where long days and nights are spent briefing all House members...

Feb. 11, 2022

We're nearly at the halfway mark of this short, 60-day session. Even though most of the Capitol is still relatively quiet with very few legislators, staff or the public in attendance...

Feb. 4, 2022

This week, the House debated and voted on legislation impacting Washington state's Long-Term Care Insurance and Payroll Tax, a plan created through House Bill 1087 during the 2019 legislative session. House...

Jan. 21, 2022

The 2022 legislative session began this week much like the 2021 session. It will be a mostly-remote session with online committee meetings and floor votes and very few legislators or staff...

Jan. 14, 2022

The 2022 legislative session is just over a month away. The 60-day session will once again be a mostly remote session with online committee hearings. However, unlike last session, legislators will...

Nov. 30, 2021

Many of you have contacted my office expressing frustrations with the long-term care tax going into effect Jan. 1, 2022. I understand and share your concerns. When the Democrat majority in...

Nov. 12, 2021