Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


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

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses his legislation to limit excessive and frivolous public records requests from “vexatious” requesters. Wash. House Republicans · 01-26-24 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Schmick: Vexatious...

Jan. 26, 2024

When Washington’s voters adopted the state’s Public Records Act (PRA) under Initiative 276 in 1972, they wanted to make sure that state, county, and city governments operate openly and are transparent...

Jan. 25, 2024

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, joined Robb Francis and John McKay on KONA Radio’s “The Bottom Line” program to discuss new legislation he has introduced for the 2024 session. The 9th District...

Jan. 17, 2024