Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


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Here is a quick update on the issues we’re dealing with in the House right now.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Also, please...

Feb. 4, 2011

Here is a quick budget update on floor action that happened this week.  I’ll continue to send these snapshots in an effort to keep you informed about the process, contents and...

Jan. 28, 2011

I never knew I had so many “friends” until I became the lead House Republican on health care issues as the ranking member on the Health Care and Wellness Committee.  I’m...

Jan. 21, 2011

The 2011 Legislative Session has begun.  The next 105 days will be filled with committee hearings, budget briefs, caucus meetings, constituent meetings, floor debates, policy briefs, staff meetings, and press conferences. ...

Jan. 14, 2011

*** Special Session Update ***   I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that Gov. Gregoire has finally agreed to call the Legislature into a special...

Dec. 10, 2010

We’re done!  The 30-day special session called by Gov. Gregoire adjourned around 1:30 a.m. this morning.  Despite all the rhetoric, despite all the platitudes and promises, state spending was only cut...

April 13, 2010

The Legislature is now in an extended, or “special” session.  House and Senate majority Democrats were unable to come to a budget agreement in the constitutionally-allotted 60-day session.  As a result,...

March 19, 2010

Well folks, it’s official.  The failings of the majority party have reached new heights as we are headed to a special session which will cost taxpayers an additional $20,000 per day. ...

March 12, 2010

Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting Josh Roe as a Legislative Page.  He is a ninth-grader from Rosalia High School and is the son of Trevor Main and Shannon...

March 10, 2010

Last week was budget week in the legislature as both the house and senate revealed their spending plans for the next year, including their proposals for dealing with our state’s $2.7...

March 2, 2010