Rep. Joe Schmick's News & Media


In Olympia, large-scale bills with huge impacts for all Washingtonians are usually best conceived, perfected, and implemented when many opinions, experiences, and priorities are brought to the table. I think back...

Jan. 28, 2022

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses 2022 legislative priorities including the budget surplus, police reform and long-term care insurance. Wash. House Republicans · 01-21-2022 – RADIO: Rep. Joe Schmick discusses budget surplus,...

Jan. 21, 2022

The 2022 legislative session kicked off Jan. 10 much like last year's with very few legislators and staff in attendance. While the House and Senate have slightly different operating plans for...

Jan. 17, 2022

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced an agreement to delay implementation of the state's new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax that was set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, ranking...

Dec. 17, 2021

Sen. Mark Schoesler, Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Mary Dye talk with Sue Lani Madsen on Spokane Talks' Forthright program about expected issues in the 2022 legislative session, including redistricting, vehicle...

Dec. 15, 2021

Long-term care insurance can be an important safety net for individuals and families. Maybe it's a good idea for you. Maybe not. Like other financial decisions, it should be your choice. ...

Nov. 1, 2021

House Republicans in Olympia are calling for a repeal of the Democrats' new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol. Wash. House Republicans ·...

Nov. 1, 2021

House Republicans today called for a repeal of the Democrats' new long-term care insurance program and payroll tax. Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Peter Abbarno have drafted legislation to repeal the...

Nov. 1, 2021

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