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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

Rep. Joe Schmick has introduced House Bill 2128 to create a task force to investigate modernizing the state’s certificate of need requirements. Under state regulations, certain healthcare providers and facilities must get...

Jan. 10, 2024

Rep. Mary Dye, Sen. Mark Schoesler and I recently mailed out our 2023 Session Review to citizens across the 9th Legislative District. We invite you to read our session-review newsletter below. Call...

July 20, 2023

This session saw some bipartisan successes as lawmakers and citizens were in Olympia together for the first time in nearly three years. That in-person interaction is always key for working relationships...

May 5, 2023

When our state’s budget surplus reached approximately $15 billion last year, many of us felt it was time to give some of that back to taxpayers in the form of meaningful...

April 21, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick joins KONA’s John McKay and Robb Francis for a legislative update. Issues include gun bills, public safety, and the potential move from local governments to address drug use if...

April 18, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, shares a few highlights and lowlights of the 2023 legislative session and offers his final thoughts as the Legislature heads into its final week. Wash. House Republicans...

April 14, 2023

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses the state transportation and capital budgets and reviews some of the projects they will be funding in the 9th District. He also examines the House’s proposed...

April 7, 2023