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In this newsletter, Sen. Mark Schoesler, Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Mary Dye look back at the 2024 legislative session which began Jan. 8 and ended on March 7. This review covers some of the major...

April 22, 2024

Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye of the 9th Legislative District, and Reps. Jenny Graham and Mike Volz of the 6th Legislative District and will host a joint town hall meeting in Medical Lake on Tuesday, April 23. During the meeting,...

April 18, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, says the 2024 session had significant wins. Schmick describes good bills that passed and what he will be doing once the 2024 legislative session concludes March 7....

March 1, 2024

It’s budget week in Olympia. Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, tells about the House supplemental operating budget proposal unveiled this week by House Democrats and...

Feb. 23, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, describes the six citizens’ initiatives to the Legislature and how House Republicans have repeatedly tried to convince majority Democrats to hold public hearings on each measure. Wash....

Feb. 16, 2024

It is with a mix of encouragement and disappointment that the Senate majority leader says four of the six citizen initiatives to the Legislature “might” have public hearings scheduled before the...

Feb. 15, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, says he’s been working to increase access to driver’s education to rural areas across his district so that parents don’t have to drive many miles to take...

Feb. 7, 2024

Earlier today, House Republican ranking members and assistant ranking members sent letters to House committee chairs and vice chairs requesting public hearings on the six certified initiatives now before the Legislature....

Feb. 6, 2024

 Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Mary Dye are inviting citizens to join them Thursday, Feb. 15, for a 9th District virtual town hall meeting. The eastern Washington lawmakers will provide an update of the 2024 legislative...

Feb. 5, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the need to review the state’s Certificate of Need requirements for new or expanded health care facilities. Wash. House Republicans · 02-02-24 – Capitol Report: Rep....

Feb. 1, 2024