Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


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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

With just over three weeks left in the 105-day legislative session, attention is quickly turning to the budgets. Both the House and Senate have introduced their respective two-year operating, transportation, and...

March 31, 2023

The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its new revenue forecast on Monday. You can view it here. In a nutshell, state revenues increased by $194 million for the current 2021-23 budget...

March 24, 2023

A big “thank you” to those of you who were able to join us Monday evening at our telephone town hall event. Rep. Mary Dye and I took questions and discussed...

March 17, 2023

This week was the culmination of House floor action that saw many late nights that went into the early morning hours. While there were many disappointments as the majority party passed...

March 11, 2023

I want to invite you to join me and my seatmate, Rep. Mary Dye, for our 9th Legislative District telephone town hall. We will host the event on Monday, March 13...

March 4, 2023

Today is fiscal committee cutoff. Bills that have a financial impact are examined by the Appropriations Committee, the Transportation Committee, or the Capital Budget Committee. This past week has been very...

Feb. 24, 2023

Today is policy committee cutoff in Olympia. This means any bill that is not out of its original assigned policy committee is now considered “dead.” However, no bill can really be...

Feb. 17, 2023