Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, talks with KELA Radio's Peter Abbarno about the many flaws of the new state-run long-term care program and its payroll tax. Later, the two discuss pushbacks to...

Sept. 16, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, who serves as ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, talks to Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (Seattle) about a letter he and other...

Aug. 11, 2021

Several members of the Washington State House Republican Caucus, led by their health care leader, Rep. Joe Schmick, sent Gov. Jay Inslee a letter today asking him to reconsider his mandate...

Aug. 10, 2021

After two days of debate, Democrats in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a seven percent tax on capital gains income exceeding 250-thousand dollars from the sale of long-term...

April 21, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, gives his take on how the remote session went, the importance of having the public involved in the political process, and his parting thoughts for the session....

April 14, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, reviews police reform proposals making their way through the Legislature and talks about how the timing of these new restrictions conflicts with the provisions of Initiative 940,...

April 8, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses his opposition to a new gun control measure, and concerns over changes to drug possession laws. Wash. House Republicans · 04-02-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with...

April 2, 2021

Over a decade ago, in November of 2007, Washington voters proved their intelligence, foresight, and practicality by approving the state's constitutional “rainy-day fund.”  Here is an excerpt from the Voters' Guide:...

April 2, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joins Ed Dawson and Robb Francis on KONA to discuss a proposed income tax on capital gains and a pair of clean energy bills that would raise...

March 30, 2021

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses his opposition to proposed gas taxes, the proposed income tax, and his evaluation of the state economic recovery.

March 26, 2021