Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


In last week's update, I wrote about our Open Safe, Open Now plan to bring all of Washington into Phase 3. Our plan also included clear, concise parameters for Phase 4...

March 12, 2021

With COVID cases and hospitalizations continuing to trend downward, and more vaccinations coming to our counties, it is time to move our economy into Phase 3. However, Gov. Inslee has repeatedly...

March 5, 2021

While the entire state is now in Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee's “Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery Plan,” many of you have contacted my office asking about Phase 3. “Rep....

Feb. 25, 2021

As I mentioned in last week's update, my colleagues and I in the House Republican Caucus have introduced our 2021-23 operating budget framework. It is one of the first budget proposals...

Feb. 19, 2021

Gov. Inslee announced that most of Washington will be allowed to move to Phase 2 beginning Sunday, Feb. 14. Phase 2 allows limited indoor dining and fitness facilities to open. In...

Feb. 12, 2021

The head of the state Employment Security Department (ESD), Suzi LeVine, has not been held accountable for hundreds of millions of dollars lost last summer to a Nigerian scam. She was...

Feb. 8, 2021

Gov. Jay Inslee held another press conference this week, announcing alterations to his “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan. While I'm grateful that he is revisiting his earlier decision and...

Jan. 29, 2021

It didn't take long for the majority party in the House to unveil their newest attempt at taking more taxpayer dollars. Here's an article from The Seattle Times: Gas taxes and...

Jan. 22, 2021

It's official. The 105-day 2021 legislative session, which is scheduled to begin January 11, will be a “remote session.” Click here to see the House plan for the legislative session. The...

Jan. 7, 2021

It's been nearly two months of a statewide quarantine. And, unless you live in certain parts of King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it looks like much of the rest of the...

May 5, 2020