Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


This has been a very busy week.  I had the opportunity to speak to Greater Spokane Incorporated about health care issues and met with several public school employees from the 9th...

Jan. 25, 2013

I want to once again thank you all for your encouragement, kind words and support this past year.  Serving you in the Washington State House of Representatives is truly an honor...

Jan. 19, 2013

It wasn’t an easy road, but after a special session in December, the 60-day regular session and another 31 days in special session, the Legislature finally broke through the one-party control...

May 4, 2012

We’re in the final week of the 30-day special session.  Despite no budget agreement in sight between the majority party in the House and the bipartisan philosophical majority in the Senate,...

April 5, 2012

It’s official.  The 2012 Legislature did not get its work done on time and we’re heading to a special session.  As I write this, I don’t know if it will start...

March 9, 2012

Even as I write this e-newsletter to you there are some very interesting things going on over in the Senate.  It looks like a few Senate Democrats have sided with Senate...

March 3, 2012

With about two weeks left in the 2012 session, we’ve finally seen the first budget from the majority party in Olympia.  The House Democrats released their budget proposal this week, and...

Feb. 24, 2012

We’re over half-way through the 2012 legislative session with still no budget from the majority party on their spending plan and potential tax increase package to solve our state’s budget shortfall....

Feb. 17, 2012

We’ve reached the first of our deadlines for bills.  Last Friday was the final day for policy bills to clear their respective committees.  Tuesday was the cut-off for bills in fiscal...

Feb. 10, 2012

We’re a third of the way through the 60-day legislative session and still nothing has been done to fill our state’s $1.5 billion budget shortfall.  There just hasn’t been a lot...

Jan. 27, 2012