Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


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Due to election-year restrictions, this is my last email update to you until later this fall after the general election. However, you can still contact my office with questions or concerns....

May 1, 2024

The 2024 legislative session is now in the history books. We adjourned sine die last night, March 7, around 5:30 p.m. after passing supplemental operating and transportation budgets earlier in the...

March 8, 2024

Late nights, early mornings, discussions in caucus, long hours of debate on the House floor, not much sleep, and lots of voting. That’s the life of a legislator as we close...

March 1, 2024

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