Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


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

The 2020 legislative session is over. While I plan on sending out a more comprehensive issue update in the near future, I wanted to share some important information about the coronavirus,...

March 20, 2020

House Democrats early this morning passed one of the most glaring examples of state government overreach that I've ever seen. In blatant disregard to the over 600 parents, teachers, students and...

March 5, 2020

It seems some in Olympia have forgotten that a “supplemental” budget is for small adjustments, course changes, emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. The budget released this week – and passed tonight –...

Feb. 28, 2020

The state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its updated economic forecast for the quarter and the news is astounding: more money than ever coming into the state! The strong economy,...

Feb. 21, 2020